Moskva 2 : a cheap and decent 6x9 folder


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 !!

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

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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

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Greetz Gauthier !

written by gauthierdumonde on 2013-03-10


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

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

  2. marcosnava
    marcosnava ·

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

  3. ohlordy
    ohlordy ·

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

  4. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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 ? ? ?

  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