Reflex camera of the high class. These cameras were produced by factory “KMZ” (Krasnogorsk) since 1958 to 1964.
The Start is a reflex camerawhich I must say a very heavy piece of metal (1Kg.), also it has a good and fluid transmission lever. The objective or the lens that comes with it is a very bright Helios 44 (58mm. f-2) and it is very shiny with field of view that allows to realize perfect frames.A characteristic of this camera is to take pictures very near to the ground without the picture-taker having tobe to bend just to see through the viewfinder. Infact it is possible to remove the pentaprism and control the frame from the top.
Frame size 24X36mm, Curtain-type shutter.
Lenses: Helios-44 with special bayonet
Adjustable shutter speeds:
1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 of a second and “B” [before 1959].
1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 of a second and “B” [after 1959].
The set includes : Case, adapter for M39, pentaprism, pit checker, manual instruction, box.
Very good camera!