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Mael
Mael

France
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Posted - Apr 19 2020 :  04:28:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mael's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello.

I'm from France and a reader of this nice forum for a while now, and I wanted to share some of my archives, as I have been a camera repair technician for some years.

I worked a lot on russian cameras.

I had the chance some 10 years ago to buy this strange Moskva 5 (unfortunately resold since) which was modified with a combined rangefinder/viewfinder. I don't know if this was a prototype or a custom modification, but the whole top of the camera is different. The original top cover has been cut, brazed, and rechromed. A beam splitter and a simple mirror were installed. The right rear rangefinder eyepiece was painted black inside, and was used as a plug.

If you have any idea of where does this camera comes from, I'd be happy to read you.

Thank you.









Edited by - Mael on Apr 19 2020 04:31:32 AM
Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Apr 20 2020 :  09:00:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Bienvenue, Maël!
Perhaps you remember a TSVVS you had to repair, years ago now...
Really delighted you join us. No doubt you will help to solve some difficult questions!

About your Moskva 5, I wonder too where it comes from...

Amitiés. Jacques.
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Mael
Mael
France
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My Collection

Posted - Apr 20 2020 :  09:20:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mael's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I remember the TSVVS ! Nice to see you here.
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seany65
United Kingdom
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Posted - Apr 27 2020 :  1:12:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello and welcome to the forum, Mael. The eypiece of the viewfinder looks tiny. Is that the normal size for them? How easy are they to see through, especially if someone is wearing glasses?

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Zoom
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Posted - Apr 27 2020 :  5:40:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mael

I don't know if this was a prototype or a custom modification...

The second: a custom (self-made) modification. "Kulibin"...
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Mael
Mael
France
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Posted - May 06 2020 :  05:32:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mael's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by seany65

Hello and welcome to the forum, Mael. The eypiece of the viewfinder looks tiny. Is that the normal size for them? How easy are they to see through, especially if someone is wearing glasses?





If you are wearing glasses you could not get the entire framed image. Otherwise it is ok.
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Mael
Mael
France
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Posted - May 06 2020 :  05:34:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mael's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zoom

quote:
Originally posted by Mael

I don't know if this was a prototype or a custom modification...

The second: a custom (self-made) modification. "Kulibin"...



These were pictures from the seller that described it as "kulibin camera" so yes for him it was custom modification.

But sometimes it is difficult to see difference between a custom made camera and a factory test prototype or upgrade.
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Posted - May 07 2020 :  07:10:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mael

But sometimes it is difficult to see difference between a custom made camera and a factory test prototype or upgrade.


Btw, how many factory test prototypes or upgrades of German, Japan, etc. (so: not KMZ) camera brands have you seen? Especially those that are difficult to distinguish from custom cameras, made by a hammer and a file... ;)

Edited by - Zoom on May 07 2020 07:12:39 AM
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