Author: Иван

Kiev-2 camera USSR, review and manual

Today we will look at the Kiev-2 camera. Index “2” should not be misleading, Kiev-2 is the first rangefinder launched by the Kiev Arsenal plant. Why number two? It’s simple, Kiev-2 is a complete...

Smena-4 camera USSR, review and manual

Today we will return briefly to the late 50s again. This is a time of intensive development for the Soviet photographic industry. In 1958, GOMZ decided to upgrade its Smena-2 scale camera. Smena-2 was...

Zorki camera USSR, review and manual

– Zorki (“Зоркий”) is a rangefinder camera for 35 mm film produced by the Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant (KMZ). In this case, I mean the first model of Zorki. The index “1” was not indicated...

MC Jupiter 37AM 3.5/135 USSR lens, review

MC Jupiter-37AM 3,5/135 Long-focus interchangeable lens with coated optics for SLR cameras. Four-lens anastigmat. Jupiter-37A is a direct descendant of the Jupiter-11A 4/135 lens. It was created precisely as a modernization of the 11th.Initially,...

Soviet camera Zenit-3M review and manual

From 1961 to 62, a rather successful Crystal (“Кристалл”) camera was produced at KMZ. It was produced for only two years. In 1962, the Crystal camera was slightly modernized and began to be produced...

FED mirror mechanical self-timer, USSR

The selfie craze started around 2010. Nowadays, self-portrait photography is already strongly associated with electronic gadgets. It’s even hard to imagine that in the 30s-40s of the last century, there was equipment for taking...

USSR KMZ Zenit-E camera review & instruction manual

– In the 60s, the Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant adhered to the concept of two parallel lines of cameras. One line was supposed to consist of high-end cameras for professionals, the other – from simpler...

USSR GOMZ Liliput: review & instruction manual

Today we will consider a very interesting camera. It will be a Lilliput. Lilliput is a miniature, extremely simple pre-war camera. It was positioned as a child’s, that is, it was, practically, a toy....

How to tell if the FED is pre-war

How can you understand that the FED was produced before the Second World War? This article is devoted to the issue of determining the year of production of FED cameras of the first model...