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Chinon CG-5 35mm film SLR camera w/ Tokina 28mm lens (serial 324283)

Chinon CG-5 35mm film SLR camera w/ Tokina 28mm lens (serial 324283)

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The Chinon CG-5 is a quality 35mm SLR from the early 1980s which is compatible with popular K-mount lenses (most commonly used on Pentax cameras such as the K-1000). The CG-5 was Chinon's mid-range model in 1982, competing in the market with the similarly configured Pentax ME Super. 

The included lens is a nice RMC Tokina 28mm f2.8 compact wide angle. 

Battery info

The camera requires two LR44 or SR44/357 batteries (available as an option).

Condition notes

The camera was tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed however) and all functions are working correctly. We verified the camera's shutter speeds and auto-exposure are working with very good accuracy. The camera is good cosmetic condition. The included lens is in good condition except for a small dent on its filter ring (which didn't prevent us from attaching filters while testing).


  • Type: 35 mm automatic SLR (Single Lens Reflex) compact camera with aperture priority exposure system (AE).
  • Picture Format: 24 x 36 mm
  • Film Loading: Easy film loading by multi -slot take up spool.
  • Lens Mount: CHINON Bayonet Mount
  • Standard Lenses: CHINON 50 mm F/1.4,50 mm F/1.7',45 mm F/2.8,50 mm F/1.7 AF (All stop down to F/22),50 mm F/1.9
  • Mirror: Large quick return, shockless system
  • Shutter: Seiko MFC electromagnetic metal focal plane shutter with downward vertical path; stepless speeds from 1 to 1/1000 sec. on automatic; 13 speeds from 4 to 1/1000 sec. on manual, "B". Both automatic and manual speeds electronically controlled.
  • Shutter Release: Two stage electromagnetic type with safety lock and provision for cable release.
  • Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism, central split image with microprism collar and ground glass, 15 LED's indicate shutter speed, AF operation Flash sync, over/under exposure and low light condition in 2 different colors. Over/under exposure red LED will glow when exposure is 1 EV higher or lower.
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 0.87 x with 50 mm lens set at infinity.
  • Viewfinder Visibility: 92%.
  • Depth of Field Preview: By depressing depth of field lever.
  • Exposure Meter: TTL, Center weighted full aperture system employing two silicon blue photo cells located on each side of viewfinder.
  • Exposure Preview: By depressing shutter release half way metering system is activated.
  • Manual Exposure System: Complete manual override capability, match LED system.
  • Memory Lock: Built-in exposure memory lock system.
  • Exposure Compensation: Built-in + 1 EV in one third stop increments.
  • Exposure Range: EV-1 (F/1.4@ 4 sec.) to EV +19 (F/22@ 1/1000) ASA 100 50 mm F/1.4 lens.
  • ASA/ISO Range: 25-3200 (DIN 15-36) with safety lock.
  • Film Advance: Single stroke in an arc of 130° with 25° stand off, motorized film advance with CHINON POWER WINDER (PW-535).
  • Multiple Exposure: Built-in switch which disengages film advance and frame counter. Automatically resets to normal position after each film advancement.
  • Film Counter: Automatically indicates number of exposures and resets to "S" when camera back is opened. Does not advance during multiple exposure.
  • Self-Timer: Electronically controlled at 10 seconds with flashing red LED indicator together with a piezo ceramic buzzer (audible signal). Two seconds before exposure flashing frequency of red LED increases. Self-timer can be canceled even after system has been activated.
  • Film Rewind: By depressing the rewind button and cranking the rewind lever. Rewind button automatically resets when the film advance lever is turned.
  • Accessory Shoe: Hot shoe type with X sync. and contact for CHINON dedicated flash.
  • Synchronization: "X" strobe sync. at 1/90 sec.
  • Flash System: CHINON dedicated flash or most convention flashes.
  • Special Contacts for CHINON AF lens: Built-in with AF indicator in viewfinder (green LED). The shutter is not activated unless the lens is set to the correct focusing distance. (Mike: these lenses are almost impossible to find but will work correctly with this model)
  • Special Contacts for CHINON Auto Date: Built-in
  • Power Source: Two 1.5V Alkaline batteries (SL44, A76) or silver oxide batteries (G-13, LR44, MS76).
  • Battery Test: Built-in with LED indicator.
  • Body Finish: Black.
  • Accessories: CHINON Power Winders (PW-535 & PW-545), dedicated flashes, Info Back-2 data imprinting unit, Auto Date Quartz digital data imprinting unit, Super multi-coated lenses, Autofocus lenses, Deluxe carrying cases and many more.
  • Body Dimensions: 135.5 x 88 x 50.5 mm 5.33(W) x 3.46(H) x 1.99(D)".
  • Body Weight: 455 grams
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