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Joe Jose
xkaes

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Posted - Jun 26 2021 :  10:25:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit xkaes's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sounds like the title for a good SPY movie.

We all know about the many Russian 16mm cameras that were based on Minolta's 16mm cameras (see: http://www.subclub.org/shop/kiev.htm).

And some of us know about the many Chinese 35mm SLR cameras that were based on Minolta's 35mm SLR cameras (see: http://www.subclub.org/minchin/index.htm).

But was there ever a Russian camera that used the Minolta lens mount?

If there was, please let me know.

Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
Finland
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Posted - Jun 27 2021 :  02:09:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Soviets did use M39- and M42-screwmounts very early, and then Nikon-bayonet (Kiev) & Pentax-K (Zenit, Almaz), plus some own shorter lived ones (Zenit and Kiev).
So there was no need for Minolta-bayonet, like in China, which didn't have the history of using screwmount widely.
And BTW even Chinese took Pentax-K as their main mount later.
http://sivut.ws/cedricfan/website/My%20cameras/Chinese%20SLR/index.html

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Juhani
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Joe Jose
xkaes
USA
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Posted - Jun 27 2021 :  08:24:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit xkaes's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that link. You are correct that the Chinese used the Pentax K mount on many of their cameras. They also made many 35mm SLR cameras with Nikon, Contax/Yashica, and M42 (Universal/Praktica) mounts. But by far most Chinese 35mm SLR cameras (typically, Seagull) used the Minolta SR mount -- some slightly modified, such as the Pearl River.
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