Film tested! The Bellami is a a compact 35mm camera from Chinon, introduced in 1980—perhaps as a response to the innovative Olympus XA. However rather than using a sliding lens cover, the Bellami has a distinctive "barn door" design (reminiscent of the Voigtländer Vitessa).
The barn door is opened by pulling out the film advance lever. Chinon also offered a dedicated S-120 flash unit, included here.
The Bellami has a 35mm f/2.8 lens and uses scale focusing (you cannot preview the focus, but instead set the lens to a number corresponding to distance).
Camera SN 238692
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Lens: Chinonex Color 35mm, f/2.8 (4 elements in 3 groups).
Focusing: Manual scale focusing with Zone Focus Marks - 3.3ft/1m - infinity
Shutter: SEIKO Program EE Shutter, Speeds from 1/8 to 1/1000 sec.
Exposure Meter: Cds EE Exposure System, EV6 - 17(ASA 100), ASA25-400 (DIN 15 - 27)
Film format: 35mm
Film advance: Single-Stroke Manual.
Flash: Dedicated Chinon S-120 Side Mounting
Dust Cover: Dust cover opens and closes with the film advance lever. Meter switch is activated while the dust cover is fully opened.
Battery Check: Built-In Green LED
Slow Shutter Speed Warning: Built-In Red LED
Power: Two Alkaline 1.5V LR44 or Two 1.5V Silver Oxide SR44 Batteries.