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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 6S (6C) Silver front

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Wiki Catalog Entry
An early version of Kiev 6S.

In the early 1970s the powers that be at Arsenal decided to make a camera to compete with the East German Praktisix. The result was the Kiev-6S.Although the cameras look similar all that they have in common is the lens Mount. These cameras are known to exist in 4.5X6 (apparently all are post factory modifications). The camera has several unique features including a left-hand shutter release and an off center film advance (source:

Produced: 1971-1986
Name: „Киев-6C“
Producer: Arsenal (Kiev)
Frame size: 6x6.
Lens: Vega-12B 2.8/90.
Shutter: 1/2s-1/1000s + B.

The original price - 690 roubles.
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