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LZT pocket tripod
Created by Luiz Paracampo on 9/29/2014 9:01:45 PM
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The Narciss - Amateur Photographer Feb.1993
Created by AlexanderK on 9/8/2014 2:24:17 PM
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KGB Zenit-E case F-21 Disguise
Created by Vlad on 9/5/2014 9:33:13 PM
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History of Soviet Photo-flash by Vladimir Zverev
Created by Vlad on 8/3/2014 9:11:21 PM
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Fotar Arsenal Brochure
Created by Vlad on 7/16/2014 9:27:41 AM
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Kiev 1947
Created by Elmar Lang on 6/9/2014 7:25:10 AM
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Jupiter 8: early 1950 39mm mount
Created by Jacques M. on 6/4/2014 9:26:23 AM
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Moskva-5 Preseries
Created by Vlad on 5/5/2014 8:45:59 PM
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Pioner - a New Cine Film Camera by VOOMP
Created by Vlad on 4/14/2014 2:23:24 PM
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Various Rare Camera Manual covers
Created by Vlad on 4/14/2014 10:03:18 AM
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One more Soviet Leica (Geodezia FAG)
Created by Vlad on 4/7/2014 9:12:57 PM
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Acceleration lenses for Ekran
Created by okynek on 2/11/2014 9:40:29 AM
Telemar 17 home made
Created by okynek on 2/8/2014 4:33:50 PM
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Starlinn Spheric Telescope
Created by Luiz Paracampo on 2/5/2014 6:04:59 AM
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Created by Luiz Paracampo on 1/25/2014 8:48:39 AM
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LOMO: 100 Years of Glory. Book by Luiz Paracampo
Created by Vlad on 1/19/2014 10:06:48 AM
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Carl Zeiss in Jena (German/Auto-English)
Created by Vlad on 1/16/2014 12:29:10 AM
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TOE Zenith+Helios advertising brochure c.1987
Created by okynek on 12/25/2013 11:00:14 AM
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Stankoimport catalog c 1957
Created by okynek on 12/24/2013 3:26:05 PM
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Zeiss WWII History (Translated from German)
Created by Vlad on 10/7/2013 10:21:35 PM
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Rodina the land mark to hi-tech
Created by Luiz Paracampo on 8/23/2013 6:23:01 PM
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EWA Russian Cameras pin
Created by okynek on 8/2/2013 10:11:42 PM
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8x Horizon lens/film viever
Created by okynek on 8/2/2013 9:59:18 PM
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Rubin-1 2.8/37-80
Created by RCCCUK on 7/4/2013 3:42:31 AM
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Fed 1c.
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LZT Avtospusk Self-timer
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Zorki 2
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Fed NKAP (Red Flag)
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Fed 1e (Berdsk)
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History of Soviet Photo-flash by Vladimir Zverev
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Lomo Compact - M (LC-M)
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About this site
This site is dedicated to all the individuals in the world who collect Soviet and Post-Soviet Photographic equipment. It is intended to be used as a central knowledge repository for everything that is related to photography in Soviet Union or in the post-communist Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

It is a creation of several Soviet / Russian camera collectors, working together to create a central comprehensive resource, covering many areas of this field all in one place. Anyone who registers on this web site can revise and add to the online wiki catalog of the photo equipment, add and review sellers of Soviet/Russian photographic equipment and participate in forum discussions.

The web site and the information on it is maintained by the member - collectors themselves. Think of it an sort of a Wikipedia, but strictly for Russian / Soviet photographic equipment and related material. The site also includes a general Soviet / Russian camera forum for member discussion of many topics, and a Collector's Resource area where there are links to collections, historical information, buying and selling resources, and camera seller reviews. This web project is completely free of charge and is open to anyone who wants to participate.

This website consists of 3 sections:
    A Wiki-style Catalog of Soviet/Russian Cameras Ц this section can be edited or added to by any user who registers on the website. This Wiki Catalog will feature information on each Russian / Soviet camera model and manufacturer, as well as the rare and unique examples that are not often seen. Any entry concerning Soviet / Russian camera production or history will be welcome.
    A User-Maintained database of Camera Collections, Soviet / Russian equipment dealers, eBay Sellers and Online Stores (with reviews and opinions of the dealers).
    Discussion Forums Ц discuss a wide range of topics and sell, trade, or buy anything related to Soviet Photographic equipment.

Acknowledgements and Recognitions

This web site would not have been what it is today without the tremendous contributions of the following individuals:
William Parkinson, Aidas Pikiotas, Luiz Paracampo, Yuri Boguslavsky, Viktor Suglob, Alain Berry, Jean Loup Princelle, Igor Chertok, Mike Haley, Jim McGee, Steven Berkowitz, Guido Studer, Juhani Halmeenmaki, Dmitriy Kopp, Yuriy Davidenko, Alexandr Komarov, Georgiy Abramov, Mike Schenk, Ulrich Witte, Jacques Morin, Michel Chretien, Oleg Kravets, David Tomlinson, Nathan Dayton and many others.
I owe a debt of gratitude to all of you!

And separate thank you to Tim Wais for wonderful website graphics!
Vladislav Kern
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A curious Leica fake...
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new cases for Zorki 1 and FED1
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FED-2 no 000004
by Luiz Paracampo on 11/15/2014 11:10:24 AM
Russian made?
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just arrived in my collection
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Broken Kiev rangefinder camera
by jed on 11/9/2014 2:48:39 PM
FARM 2A areal military camera 1957
by Vlad on 11/7/2014 6:45:30 PM
FED-ZORKI 1949 - Zorki 2 - FED S - FED 1A - TSVVS
by Lenny on 11/5/2014 12:28:35 PM
Question about Zorki-1 and Fed-1 prices in 1953
by Lenny on 11/5/2014 6:46:08 AM
A German shutter inside a 1951 Kiev II camera ?
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