Tag: soviet camera

  • Zorki from 1955

    written by nural on 2010-12-19 #gear
    Zorki from 1955

    My Zorki 1 from 1955 does smell old, but the shots show no age!!!

  • Lomopedia: Horizont

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-18 #gear
    Lomopedia: Horizont

    The successor of the KMZ FT-2 and the predecessor of the Horizon 202, the Horizont camera was produced in the Soviet Union in 1967. Find out more about this early swivel lens panoramic camera after the jump!

  • Lomo LC-A+RL: For those that like to color

    written by sthomas68 on 2011-04-15 #gear
    Lomo LC-A+RL: For those that like to color

    Do you remember when you got your first coloring books or fingerpaint set as a child? Weren't you excited to create a crazy fantasy world with all those fun colors? Draw and doodle to your hearts content? Maybe even make handprints on your wall (provided you had understanding parents!)

  • The Complete & Concise History of the LOMO LC-A

    written by Lomography on 2017-03-06 #gear
    The Complete & Concise History of the LOMO LC-A

    Once again we outline one of the most popular origin stories in the history of photography, the birth of the Russian classic, the LOMO LC-A.

  • The Zenit 3M: Sputnik-Era Snapper

    written by stephen73 on 2013-04-05 #gear
    The Zenit 3M: Sputnik-Era Snapper

    The Zenit 3M may be short of bells and whistles, but this old Soviet camera is a lot of fun to use.

  • Lomopedia: Zorki 1

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-12-09 #gear
    Lomopedia: Zorki 1

    A popular Soviet-era 35mm rangefinder camera, the original Zorki was manufactured by KMZ between 1948 to 1956. Read on if you want to know more about this highly collectible Soviet beauty!

  • Lomopedia: KMZ FT-2

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-17 #gear
    Lomopedia: KMZ FT-2

    If the previous installment on the Horizon Kompakt precursor has left you wondering about the origins of Soviet panoramic cameras, this installment on the curious KMZ FT-2 can feed your curiosity.

  • Lomopedia: BeLomo Vilia

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-24 #gear
    Lomopedia: BeLomo Vilia

    A simple yet elegant viewfinder camera, the BelOMO was made as a workhorse for everyday use during the Soviet Era. Find out more about this popular all-manual plastic camera in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: BelOMO Vilia

    written by geegraphy on 2013-06-24 #gear
    Lomopedia: BelOMO Vilia

    The Vilia is a 35mm camera produced between 1973 and 1986 by BelOMO, a former Soviet optical company based in Minsk, Belarus.

  • Zenit 12: A Scarce Soviet SLR

    written by brandkow93 on 2012-06-12 #gear
    Zenit 12: A Scarce Soviet SLR

    One of the few rare Zenit cameras out there, just over 90,000 units of the Zenit 12 were made. Basically, a 12 XP without the XP, this Russian tank combined with the Helios 44 is a classic combo that serves up amazing images.

  • Lomopedia: Horizon 202

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-14 #gear
    Lomopedia: Horizon 202

    The so-called forerunner of Lomography's Horizon Kompakt camera, the Horizon 202 in turn was a successor of a Soviet panoramic camera from the 1960's. Learn more about this fascinating swivel lens shooter after the jump!

  • Lomopedia: Smena Symbol

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-09 #gear
    Lomopedia: Smena Symbol

    Sought after by lomographers, camera collectors, and generations of film photographers to this day, the Lomo Smena Symbol is noted for being a lightweight camera that offers robust controls and takes photos with saturated colors.

  • Fed 2

    written by bongofury on 2011-01-24 #gear
    Fed 2

    My family in Ukraine knows that I love soviet cameras and sent me a Fed 2

  • Lomopedia: Horizon S3 Pro

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-06-28 #gear
    Lomopedia: Horizon S3 Pro

    If the Horizon S3 Pro looks familiar, it's because it's actually the father of Lomography's Horizon Perfekt. Learn more about the Russian ancestry of every lomographer's Perfekt panoramic shooter after the jump!

  • Kiev 4 AM

    written by laineyrocks on 2009-08-13 #gear
    Kiev 4 AM

    The Kiev 4 AM was one of the last range finder cameras produced by the Kiev-Arsenal company. It was produced between 1979 and 1986. The 35mm range finder Kiev cameras were clones of the pre-war Contax II and Contax III cameras.

  • Fed 1 a.k.a. Fedka

    written by bongofury on 2011-01-25 #gear
    Fed 1 a.k.a. Fedka

    Do not set the shutter speed until you have cocked the shutter. If you do it is possible to do permanent damage to your camera.

  • Lomopedia: Kiev 4M

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-26 #gear
    Lomopedia: Kiev 4M

    The last model of Arsenal Factory's Kiev line of Contax clones, the Kiev 4M remains a popular rangefinder camera among Soviet camera fans up to the present. Find out more about this analogue beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!