Looking for another repair project, I spotted a cheeky little Smena Symbol for a tenner. It was in perfect working order (and therefore not what I was actually looking for), but I couldn't resist its sleek, plastic lines and that 70s transistor radio look. No regrets!


  1. aleatorius
    aleatorius ·

    I had a smena symbol when I was kid. It takes ok pics, but wheel rewind is a nightmare %-)) especially on a rainy day

  2. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @aleatorius Heh! My first proper camera was a Minolta Hi-Matic F; a great piece of kit for a kid – perfectly reliable and sensible (these days I'd probably find it way too sensible). The Smena was an impulse buy, it looked too cool to be left gathering dust in a flea market... It's sort of eccentric, but a lot of fun!

  3. aleatorius
    aleatorius ·

    @anttihoo sure, I think I would take it myself, because I do not remember where is mine %-) Last week I picked up this one also for a tenner, tomorrow I will get results from the lab:…

  4. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @aleatorius Now that's cheeky! Hope the results are good – or "interesting", at least. (And if you miss your Smena, I just happen to have one available for next to nothing...)

  5. aleatorius
    aleatorius ·

    @anttihoo well, results are kind of ok, not up to my olympus mju ii or olympus xa2:…
    thanks for the offer! but I have way too many cameras, should hold myself from gear acqusition itch!

  6. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @aleatorius Oh well, I'll keep the Smena for now, then – but should you change your mind... (Yup, too many cameras here as well!)

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