Not Logged in.
Click to Login/Register

<< Back to Collections

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

<< Back to List of Items


Vlad's Description
Body Serial #:
Lens Serial #:

Wiki Catalog Entry

Miniature camera by GOMZ
35 mm, non-perforated, paper backed film / Bakelite body .... lens : 38 mm f.9 / fixed focus
factory : GOMZ / Leningrad, USSR
year : circa 1937 - original model - name on front ... production from 1937-1940

notes: This tiny camera measures only 3" wide x 2.25" tall x 1.75" deep. It has a simple one element, fixed focus, 38 mm meniscus lens and shutter speeds of "B" and 1/25 sec. It has a tiny wide-angle Galilean viewfinder, a lever operated shutter release-cocking mechanism on the front, and a red celluloid window on the back to show the progress of the paper-backed film which held 12 exposures. It has the GOMZ logo molded into the the front. Although produced in relatively large numbers, not many have survived through the last 80 years.

Wiki Catalog Images

Contact Us