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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 35AM

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Wiki Catalog Entry

Initially the Kiev-35AM camera was pronounced in 1987 as the conceptual Kiev Arsenal camera. The plant promised to release mass-market Kiev-35AM camera as soon. The same promises came in 1988 and 1989 again, etc. The truth is, this camera was never mass-produced and only small quantities are known today.

Compact 35mm, front cover folds down to open camera. Successor to the Kiev-35A, with new design. Speeds: 2s-1/500s. No hot shoe, flash sync is via two contacts on upper left side of body. Self timer. Selected speed indicated by LED in finder. Film speed settings: 22-700 GOST / 15-30 DIN. MC Korsar 2.8/35 mm lens [3].

N.B Although it bears the Arsenal logo I was informed by the present director of Arsenal that this camera was produced by a satelite factory in Uman, Ukraine, and was a bit of an embarrasment as faulty materials were used and there were many problems with production. When I mention this camera at Arsenal everybody laughs.

Produced: 1990-1994
Name: „Киев-35AM“
Producer: Arsenal (Uman)
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: MC Korsar 2.8/35.
Shutter: 2s - 1/500s.

Known Serial Numbers:

#214 04 92 David Tomlinson
#9200219 DVD Technik
#9200306 SovietCams

#9200324 A.Nikitin
#9200390 David Tomlinson
#9200421 Juhani
#9200536 Vladislav Kern
*9200565 napchop
#9401451 Michel
#9401647 SovietCams

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