| Chinon 35 EE in black|
by Mike Caine (Image rights)
The Chinon 35 EE is a 35mm compact rangefinder camera made in Japan. It was introduced by Chinon in 1976. It has programmed auto-exposure using a CdS meter with a needle display of the shutter speed & aperture in the viewfinder, powered by a PX-675 mercury battery in the base.
The lens is a fixed Chinonex 38mm f2.7. There is a mechanical self-timer, operated by a lever very close to the lens barrel. Flash synchronization is provided through both a hot shoe on the top plate and a PC socket on the user's left end.
There were several minor variations in top-plate, lettering and lens-barrel design.
There are a number of "clones" of this camera (some with minor differences). See the Vivitar 35EE, GAF Memo 35ET and Prinz 35E, for example. The Cosina 35 Compact E has the same basic body, but a rectangular shutter release button.
- Chinon 35EE manual on Mike Butkus' Orphan Cameras.
- In Sylvain Halgand's collection: