Be Lomo Chajka II Half-Frame camera


This is a half-frame camera, 28mm (f2.8-16.0) focusing lens. Close focusing to 3 feet. PC contact, cable release connection and tripod socket. Exposure is strictly manual with no built-in meter or exposure guide. The shutter release button is on the front of the camera. It had a nice little film speed reminder on the bottom of the camera, but some people are confused by this and think that the camera has some sort of built-in meter! Despite its proto-typical flaws, it is a well-made camera.

Produced: 1967-1972

Name: „Чайка-2“

Producer: MMZ Belomo

Frame size: 18×24.

Lens: Industar-69 2.8/28.

Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250s + B.

Quantity: ±1.250.000 units.

I bought this used camera on e-bay for about $ 44.00 including the shipment from Ukraine to Brazil. It is in optimal conditions of use despite the counter not be working. It is a compact camera, a little heavy for its size. I had a little difficulty with the aperture and some of the pictures I made were over-exposed. I used a Kodak Elitechrome film (36 exp.) and I did 80 shots with this lovely half-frame camera.

written by rodrigomg1511 on 2008-11-05 #gear #russian #35mm #review #half-frame #chajka-ii #be-lomo


  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    I have one of these also, works good!!

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