Have you ever seen this camera?

Simple wide view Galilean viewfinder; Focusing by a winged knob on the front (left-handed) 0.8 meters – infinity (by guesswork); Exposure settings f. 2.8 – 16 and “A” (automatic) by winged knob on front (right-handed); Shutter speed set automatically (same system as LC-A only with small window on front, under rewind knob for CDS meter); Central shutter, 2 sec. – 1/500 sec.; Small light on the bottom left-handed side, probably to indicate low light level; Rewind knob also sets the film speed, viewable through a small windows on the back; Unusual reverse set film winding lever which also doubles as the shutter release when pushed inward (to wind film, pull out and back / to release shutter, push in towards body); Underwater depth guage on the back; Rubber seals all around the perimeter of the removable back and stainless steel latches on the sides; Three small batteries on the inside (not easily removable in this prototype) to power the automatic exposure system; Small turn screw on bottom to release sprocket column for rewinding.

Measurements: 5" wide x 3.75" tall x 2.25" deep. ….. Weight: 22.5 oz.

This prototype looks as though it would be water-tight for use underwater. It was never produced in series or pre-series. It was probably meant to replace the “KRAB” underwater housing for the LOMO LC-A and was followed by another prototype model, the Akvakon-2 which was motorized, with built-in flash, and fully automatic exposure.

written by life_on_mars on 2011-04-30


  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Cool camera, and I'd like to see the sample photos by this camera...<:)

  2. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    its hard to find this camera on sale

  3. lereile
    lereile ·

    wow, sounds really interesting!! it would be great to found one!! thanks for sharing the info!!

  4. king-louie
    king-louie ·


  5. adash
    adash ·

    It looks gorgeous! I can imagine myself using one in the poring rain, while everybody is running for cover.

  6. sunshaman
    sunshaman ·

    Крутой дизайн. Жаль что в серию не пошли. Интересно у какого нибудь работника ломо наверняка хранится в загашниках... добыть бы))