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Moskva 2 : a cheap and decent 6x9 folder

I know 2013 was going to be 'the year in which I will not buy a camera.' But I could not resist this one. It is a solid piece of metal,it works and I payed 63 euros (excluding shipment from Russia, with love). Yesterday I shot my first roll and I already know I am going to use this camera a lot. UPDATE: and know I am selling it, with a lot of regrets.

It was made between 1947 and 1956 by KMZ in Krasnogorsk and based upon the Zeiss Super Ikonta. Some sources say that machines from the Zeiss factory were moved to Russia after the war and they were actually used to build this camera. It’s also said that some prototypes had Compur shutters. Well, mine has a perfect working Moment shutter and an 110mm Industar-23 lens. This is a real good camera, the shutter speeds are accurate, even the slow ones ! and the rangefinder is accurate too !!

It has a double exposure lock to prevent you from accidental doubles. Luckily the system is fooled easily.

Photo by gauthierdumonde

I took the camera out to do some nightshots. It has a cable release and the camera is a bit heavy so it was not shaking on my tripod, it was windy yesterday. This is a seven minutes exposure at f/8

Photo by gauthierdumonde

Greetz Gauthier !

written by gauthierdumonde

9 comments

  1. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    A nice find for you! I really like that long exposure.

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  2. marcosnava

    marcosnava

    Very nice camera. Congratulations. As usual your photos are wonderful!

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  3. ohlordy

    ohlordy

    Fantastic! hmnnn 6 x 9? i don't have one of them yet..... to the ebay batman!

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  4. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    @ohlordy good luck ! going to shoot it right now !

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  5. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    Now I used the camera a bit more: this one stays in my bag, always loaded. When folded, it takes no place, it is sturdy and when unfolded it shoots real nice pics.

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  6. koduckgirl

    koduckgirl

    nice blog entry and lucky you that you were not spammed! I get more and more spams on my blog entry each day right now it is at 50 and I get no response from the lomo bug team ugh! sorry if it seems like I am spamming you, I am just seeing if I am alone in my experience. Love your article! Cheers!

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  7. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    @koduckgirl How could you ever spam me :) I've been spammed with commercials for fake clothing, comments on my pics not here (yet). But only five times. It's not funny.

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  8. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    @koduckgirl and because of the spamming your blog entry jumps up the ladder of importance: 74 comments so far. I don't get what the "help me choose my dress" is about ? ? ?

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  9. koduckgirl

    koduckgirl

    oh and "report as spam" is useless put there to make us feel better ha ha i do like my blog being on the front page but not for wrong reason that is annoying ha ha oh well

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