Chinon CX II
|Chinon CX II with 55mm f/1.4|
lens attributed to Tomioka
image by René Maly (Image rights)
The notable difference between this model and its predecessor the Chinon CX is that stop down metering is now activated by a halfway press of the shutter release, not a slider alongside the lens mount.
This camera has shutter speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec. plus bulb mode. Metering is based on needle type system, view able on the right of the finder screen. Focusing is aided by a microprism in the center of the finder screen. The self-timer has a delay of approx 8 seconds. There is a tab ahead of the film wind lever to permit multiple exposures.
The CX II is quite heavy and very well built: the body alone weighs 765 grams.