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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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Homemade Box Camera

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry
A completely built from scratch box camera to be used with I-51 large format lens and 9x18 Fotokor type plates.

A wooden box camera is lined with felt inside for light proofing and covered with leatherette sheets on the outside. Tripod mounts exist on both the bottom and the side of the camera.

No shutter is present. Lens is mounted on an interstingly made lens mount, possibly from pieces of piping connectors, the I-51 lens does not screw in completely, only the first 2 thread rings, which indicates the difference in threading, but sits in the socket securely enough to be able to use it.

A bracket of unknown purpose is attached above the lens mount

Collection of Vladislav Kern
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