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“The shutter on the Chinon Ce-4 has speeds from...”

Written on: 04/01/2004 by William Quayle (1 review written)

Good Points
This camera is electronic and is a very realiable shutter as I have
used this camera on many occasions over the past two years.
It uses K-mount lenses making the lenses easy to obtain at
an affordable price. This camera benifits from two self-timmer
modes one is 5 seconds the other is ten seconds. The lenses are
of a high quality and do not come with a high price tag.This camera
can also get a motordrive to put on the bottom which can do 2fps.
It's shutter goes down to four seconds and B the iso can be set from 25-3200
a generaly impressive camera with many feature's to choose from for under sixty pounds.
Data back is available for this camera which is very useful if you want to put a date or time onto a film.

Bad Points
Occasional electrical problems causing the shutter
to stick sometimes and stop the meter from working
though it is a very rare occurance which does not happen
very often at all due to the good design of the camera.

General Comments
The shutter on the Chinon Ce-4 has speeds from B-1000th of a second which

is average for a camera design of it's age. The camera

has a good iso range from 25-3200 iso. The camera is compatable

with most non-dedicated flash units and it is compatable with a

Chinon dedicated auto flashes S-280 S-180 S-240. The viewfinder

visability is ninty two percent which is about average for an SLR.

The camera has TTL Centre weighted metering and Led's will light up

in the viewfinder if you press very lightly on the shutter realise


Featured on this camera is exposure componsation which goes up to 1EV stop

down to -1EV stop in 1/3 EV increaments. The metering system can be overeden

by switching away from auto mode which is coloured green in this case. If you decide

to do the metering manualy you set the correct exposure by amtching the flashing led with the

non flashing l.e.d to get the correct exposure.

This camera has stop down metering and a self-timmer which can do five or ten second

delayed action before the shutter is fired. The self-timmer is generally flawless though it

may not work properly due to the lack of use they normaly have. The exposure system is reliable

and will very occasionaly over or under expose a scene. I recoment this camera due to it's price

and the fact that it is an underated camera which is very capable of producing good results.

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