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zcetrt Posted - Sep 27 2019 : 1:20:43 PM
Hi to all.

I have a strange Kiev 5 in red snake skin. Probably aftermarket modification in early years for unknown reason (even lens cap has the same leather cover and the lens case has a strip of same kind). Leatherette isn't very well applied. The camera was already discussed here: http://ussrphoto.com/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2742&SearchTerms=kiev,5.

However, the serial number of my Kiev is from year 1971, the lens is Helios 94, yet camera has a parallax correction - frame lines in the viewfinder move when focusing the lens.

On the sovietcams website it's not clear to me when the parallax correction functionality was removed. I have another Kiev 5 from 1970 that doesn't have it. Do you maybe know how special Kiev 5 with parallax correction is?


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10111 Posted - Mar 30 2020 : 06:36:29 AM
All Kiev-5 cameras have parallax correction in viewfinder. If it doesn't work it is broken. Some early cameras had additional correction for external viewfinders (by moving an accessory shoe).
zcetrt Posted - Oct 17 2019 : 11:55:09 AM
If only prototypes had parallax correction then my camera is built from many different parts: Kiev engraving is of a later type, speed selector is of a later type, flash sync is on the right side... Besides leatherette it doesn't seem to me that my camera would be different than PA1055. However, parallax correction puzzles me...
SteveA Posted - Oct 17 2019 : 03:49:58 AM
I believe only the prototypes had parallax correction,

schyter Posted - Oct 14 2019 : 1:42:30 PM
Originally posted by rkaipov

mine from 1971 does not have a parallax correction, at least I don't see that the frame in the viewfinder moves. Or can it be somehow broken?

I fear it is so; I'm not an expert, but I've always read that one of the features was parallax correction ...


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rkaipov Posted - Oct 14 2019 : 07:47:47 AM
mine from 1971 does not have a parallax correction, at least I don't see that the frame in the viewfinder moves. Or can it be somehow broken?


Only dead fish follow the stream ...
schyter Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 2:37:34 PM
on my Kiev 5 (sn/7200838)it's with parallax correction.
Another soviet camera with parallax correction it's Sokol Automat (Sokol 2)


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zcetrt Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 1:56:28 PM
Snake skin is terrible. I'l reskin the camera...

Another Soviet camera with parallax correction is Leningrad rangefinder.
seany65 Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 1:52:03 PM
I can't say the snake skin adds to the aestghetics of the camera, lol.

I never knew that any Russian rangefinder had parallax correction.

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