SMENA 8M

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So, I grabbed my tools and tried to fix the Smena. Smena 8M was my first Lomographic camera and I still love it like in the first day.

The Lomo Smena 8M was my first Lomographic camera. I bought it on an auction site called “Miau”, it costs €20.
When I handled the Smena 8M for the first time I felt a great joy, but when I checked it, I was very disappointed. So I grabbed my tools and tried to fix the Smena, and I repaired it! Since that day, the Smena 8M became special!

How the Smena 8M works is very simple:

Distance settings
From 1m to infinity, you don’t need to do that meter guesswork, you can use the little icons.
- Single person
- Couple
- Group
- Building

Aperture setting
From f/4 to f/16 you will find the aperture ring of Smena 8M around the lens. As you know, each aperture setting is a corresponding film speed. In Smena 8M, it is expressed in GOST system.
- f/4-GOST 16 = ASA 25
- f/5,6-GOST 32 = ASA 50
- f/8-GOST 64 = ASA 100
- f/11-GOST 125 = ASA 200
- f/16-GOST 200 = ASA 400

Shutter speed:
Again the little icons will help, they mach like this:
- Full sun - 1/250 sec.
- Partial sun - 1/125 sec.
- Partial cloud - 1/60 sec.
- Full cloud - 1/30 sec.
- Rain cloud - 1/15 sec.
- No icon -- “B” setting

Multiple exposure
Just set the shutter cock without advancing to the next frame .

Flash
The Smena 8M does not have a hot shoe, so you will need an old school manual flash with a PC wire.

Smena 8M was my first lomo camera and I still love it like in the first day. More smena 8M shots in my home: http://www.lomography.com/homes/bongofury

written by bongofury on 2011-06-18 #gear #35mm #review #8m #lomo #lomography #smena8m #cmeha #bongofury #film-camera #user-review #requested

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9 Comments

  1. crs1990
    crs1990 ·

    Nothing attaches someone to a camera quite like having to firstly fix it, but most of all fixing it successfully

  2. deedeet
    deedeet ·

    I love CMEHA

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    this camera is capable of real stunning pictures! cool gallery!

  4. psychicd
    psychicd ·

    i love my picture with bokeh at the background when using my smena..

  5. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    tanks lomopeople

  6. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    Cmeha!

  7. usha_berg
    usha_berg ·

    STARBLITZ 150M flash w/ colour filter works on smena 8m.

  8. karpis
    karpis ·

    Proud owner of one with external viewfinder! Really cool camera, simple as it can be and also capable :)

  9. deckard578
    deckard578 ·

    I bought a smena 8m 2 weeks ago in Argentina, thanks a lot for the review!

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