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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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Kiev 10 Avtomat

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry

The Kiev-10 is the first autoexposure SLR made in the USSR. Its exposure circuit is powered from the large Selenium cell located in front of the prism housing. The camera is also known for its exotic fan-shaped metal blade focal plane shutter.
I've added a picture of the first model, with the name on the front and slightly different styling, The lens is Helios 65 2/50. Note this camera is said to be the first auto exposure SLR in the world.

The last picture shows the fairly rare Kiev-10 accessory shoe. This was available for the second version of the Kiev-10, but did not fit the first type. - David Tomlinson.

Produced: 1965-1975
Name: „Киев-10“
Producer: Arsenal (Kiev)
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Helios-81 2/50. First model had Helios 65 2/50
Shutter: 1/2s-1/1000s + B. (

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