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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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Zenit 130

Vlad's Description
Body Serial #:
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Wiki Catalog Entry

Produced: c.1998
Name: „Zenit-130“
Producer: BeLomo (Made in Byelarus)
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Helios-44M-4 2/58 or 44M-5
Shutter: 1/30s-1/500s + B.

Quantity: unknown. (

Second camera in pictures is made in 2000. It has some odd features like lens and cap: made in Valdai according to symbol, but why does cap say Jupiter? Valdai did not make Jupiter lenses with 52mm filter thread, and the cap also has Valdai logo. Also lens design is modernized.
Camera has typical sliding BeLomo-type battery cover, but 2pcs of LR44/G13 batteries.
Film pressure plate is flimsy, but plastic body as sturdy as Zenit-122.
Metering with two green LEDs: both flickering means OK.
Grip of the camera is good, and the design is a good update of the old concept.
Case in style with later KMZ-Zenits

Comes in 2 variants with and without self timer.

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