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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo

Brazil
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Posted - Nov 06 2015 :  5:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another virtually unknown camera to spy on the USSR! Not even one, but three! The prototype test sample and work!
MFK - the first camera - a fake - the weight of 300 grams. Second 1981- partial working chamber with optics. Weight 250 grams. And the third - number 1982 - a fully working version. Built-in clock mechanism allows the camera to automatically keep shooting. Frame size is probably 10x10.
Information about the camera virtually none.
Estimated cost - EUR 15,000

Ten pictures Who can say something about?

http://vk.com/stariefotoapparati?z=photo-34301331_383793698%2Fwall-34301331_10730


Alexander K.
AlexanderK
Germany
536 Posts
Posted - Nov 07 2015 :  03:47:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Luiz,
The first on is not a fake, but a dummy. These camera are selling since about half a year on Ebay by Leicashop (Wien).
You can see it here (also with description):
http://www.ebay.de/itm/MFK-Spy-Camera-Lot-25587-1-/281716454636?hash=item41979bf4ec:g:hXgAAOSwqv9V6Zm5

For those, who cannot open this link, go simply on Ebay and look for auction 281716454636.

Regards, Alexander
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
4045 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Nov 07 2015 :  10:19:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Gentlemen!
I missed that somehow on eBay, absolutely different spy camera design that I've seen in Soviet cameras, very elegant. It definitely looks like it's based on the Minox design. The elegance of this camera screams KMZ civilian designer to me and not the shop that made F-21 and other spy cameras seen on the market. Those seem very crude compared to this one.. almost like Nikolay Mikhaylovich Marenkov designed it


Cheers,
Vlad.
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
1809 Posts
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Posted - Nov 07 2015 :  4:13:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Of course is a fake or a dummy
but everything points to a factory built
Regards
LP
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Detlev Vreisleben
Detlev
Germany
54 Posts
Posted - Jul 30 2018 :  3:17:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a GRU prototype. You'll find it in Keith Melton's new book: The secret history of KGB spy cameras.

Detlev
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