Chinon M-1

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The Chinon M-1 is a 35mm SLR camera released in 1972. It is also distributed in the UK at Dixons as the Prinzflex M-1, as well as the GAF L17 in USA.


  • Fixed pentaprism
  • Mount: M42 thread mount
  • Shutter: vertical metal mechanical 1-1/1000, B
  • Flash: standard X and F synch at 1/125, hot shoe(?)
  • Metering: stopped-down TTL metering
  • Viewfinder: Shutter speeds and battery check visible in viewfinder
  • Finder: microprism spot and ground glass collar in Fresnel screen
  • Battery: PX62
  • Auto diaphragm
  • Instant return mirror
  • Self-timer
  • Special provision for double exposure.