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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 Vega

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry

Kiev Vega 1st version.

Subminiature 10x14mm, using 16mm film in special one piece cassettes with built-in feed/takeup spools. Aluminum body. Viewfinder window with icons and lens opening protected by flat glass plates. Minox-style “push-pull” cocking and film advance. Viewing and shutter release possible only when camera is in extended position [3].
I've added a picture of the rarer gold version, issued in very limited numbers in 1957-58The flat glass plate over the lens is actually a filter and the leather case contains a yellow and orange filter that can be easily fitted

I have added three photos of an early black Kiev-Vega. The last photo shows the lens designation on an early Kiev-Vega, with the name in Ukrainian cyrillic rather than Russian. - David Tomlinson.

Produced: 1957-1962
Name: „Киïв Вега“
Producer: Kiev Arsenal.
Frame size: 10x14 mm.
Lens: Industar-M 3.5/23.
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/200.

Quantity: unknown. (

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