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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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Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry

This camera was one of few completely original developments of Soviet photographic industry. And it actually proved to be “window into Europe”, after earning the highest reward - Grand-Prix - on the world exhibition 1958 g. in Brussels. About these 71 thousand cameras were released in twelve years from 1956 through 1968 g., by Leningrad plant [GOMZ]. It was planned as the camera of professional level, “which on its outstanding technical specifications, design device, finishing and formulation can satisfy each, who acquired it.

A rare latin name export version images are added from Steven Berkowitz's Collection.

The last photo is of another rare version, one with a LOMO logo.

Produced: 1956-1966
Name: „Ленинград“
Producer: GOMZ-LOMO
Frame size: 24x36 mm.
Lens: Jupiter-8 2/50.
Shutter: 1s-1/1000s + B.

Quantity: 76.385 units. (

Serials (two screw body):
#001058 lens 1958 (SovietCams)
#572270 lens 5713493 (napchop)
#583506 lens 5806144 (David Tomlinson)
#590915 lens 1959 (geoffox23)

Serials (four screw body):
#000250 lens 1960 (U Witte)
#001268 lens 1958 (U Witte)
#001878 lens 1958 (David Tomlinson)
#003726 no lens (geoffox23)
#006386 lens 1959 (M.S.)
#006508 lens 1959 (nightphoto)
#009973 lens 1959 (SovietCams)
#010404 lens 1959 (Juhani)
#014371 lens 1959 (Latin name) (David Tomlinson)
#015295 lens 1963 (David Tomlinson)
#602575 lens 1958 (Finnish collector)
#612642 lens 1962 (Latin name) (Michel's coll.)
#614698 lens 1961 (napchop)
#618160 lens 1962 (napchop)
#618286 lens 1961 (geoffox23)
#622283 lens 1963 (Michel's coll.)
#632241 no lens (Latin name) (David Tomlinson)
#647135 lens 1964 (David Tomlinson)
#650334 lens 1964 (LOMO logo)

#650322 lens 1963 (LOMO logo) (Omega)

#637314 lens 1964 (Omega)

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