Camera of Week 14 – Cosina CS-2
Cosina CS-2 is a automatic exposure manual focus 35mm film camera. Camera uses Pentax K mount, so big selection of Pentax lenses can be used on this camera. Shutter speeds range from 8 seconds to 1/1000th of second, including B mode. Flash sync is at fairly low 1/60th of second, but as it’s acceptable as this isn’t a pro camera. Similar to other cameras of this age it uses TTL center-weighted metering. For easier focusing there is Split-image spot and micro-prism. Viewfinder coverage is 92%. Take note this camera can’t be used in manual mode as it doesn’t have set shutter speeds. Only Auto mode with exposure compensation. Film speed is set manually, and can be set from 25 to 3200, so no extreme pushing from this camera. Meter needs two SR44 1.5V batteries to operate. Weight is about 530 grams.
Price: This camera is quite cheap and biggest selection of difference Cosina CS models are from German eBay – ebay.de For about 40 dollars you can get body + flash + simple 35-70mm zoom lens. Also newer CS-3 sells for about same.
Info from http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Cosina_CS-2