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I am an Soviet and Russian camera collector residing in State of Illinois, USA. I have only somewhat recently started collecting (since May 2007) these fine examples of Soviet and Russian mechanical engineering and design that until late 80s have been closed off to the rest of the world. Now that these cameras have come to light, I want to share them with all of you. Recently I have decided to start cataloging Soviet and Russian cameras online, thus the project was born, which is a Wiki catalog of Russian and Soviet cameras.
Vlad's Soviet/Russian Photographic Equipment Collection

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Horizon 202

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Wiki Catalog Entry

The Horizon 202 is in production since ca. 1989. It is a successor of the Horizont (note the ‘t’) which was produced from ca. 1967-1973. Although both cameras look quite different – the Horizont's housing made of metal and the Horizon's housing made of ABS – their internals are very similar. The Horizon 202 was designed by P. A. Tikhomirov, and the whole project was led by N. Tarassov.

The camera project started under the label “Technopan” and the first models were named “Zenit” and “Horizont” like the predecessor model. These early models had 8 speeds from 1/2s to 1/250 sec in contrast to generations 1992 and later, named “Horizon 202” (without ‘t’). The later models lack the 1/30 sec and 1/15 sec, but give a more even exposure (source:

Produced: c.1991
Name: „Horizon“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x58.
Lens: MC 2.8/28.
Shutter: 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s.

Quantity: unknown.

Can be found under export names: "Technopan-202", "Pan-35SL" [2].

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