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Vladislav Kern
Vlad

USA
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Posted - Jan 31 2024 :  09:10:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some time ago, I've acquired an interesting camera in United States - Orbita. There was zero information about it on Google and none of my contacts in Belarus knew anything about it. Here are some photo of it for the ones who missed my posts:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/3112024_photo_2024-01-31_09-02-25.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/3112024_photo_2024-01-31_09-02-28.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/3112024_photo_2024-01-31_09-02-29.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/3112024_photo_2024-01-31_09-02-26.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/3112024_photo_2024-01-31_09-02-30.jpg

Now, my dear friend in Türkiye, Prof. Erkan Umut has unearthed an information about a second example of this camera in Moscow Politechnical museum! That one seems to be an early prototype that was sent to GOI for approval. Note that my camera seems to be a more developed preseries camera. See this link here:

https://exponat-online.ru/exhibit/20643685/

and here's the photo from that entry for the record here in case link goes away.







http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/3112024_photo_2024-01-31_09-07-10.jpg

Thought this may interest some people and create a record on the web of its existence.

Best regards,
Vlad

Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
Finland
1001 Posts
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Posted - Jan 31 2024 :  11:43:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW! Is there any serial number?

Best regards,
Juhani
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
4231 Posts
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Posted - Jan 31 2024 :  11:45:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not on mine
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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
778 Posts
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Posted - Jan 31 2024 :  2:57:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Vlad, a really cute camera :-) Great find, congratulations.

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Feb 01 2024 :  08:55:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Ulrich! It is quite an interesting camera, same lens as Siluet Rapid prototype.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Feb 07 2024 :  3:51:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And I just found the same type in that catalog as well!

https://exponat-online.ru/exhibit/20643642/
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
1938 Posts
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Posted - Feb 09 2024 :  08:09:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
this camera is at
http://www.photohistory.ru/1707141951175365.html
Thanks to our master Vladimir kern contribution
but I have long seen in other sites.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Feb 09 2024 :  08:54:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Luiz, thanks! Yes, Mr. Abramov had requested materials from me to post on his site.

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Vlad
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
1938 Posts
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Posted - Feb 09 2024 :  11:11:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My first impression in seeing the name "Orbita" was a real surprise. Soon after I remembered about the Chaika evolution that I saw long before but was forgotten. The recent image of "Orbita" name was in my mind as an item found in the collection I bought from the mother of Mr Gilberto that is now living in Spain. The collection is now being described at:
http://ussrphoto.com/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466&whhpage=10
and is yet not complete.
The introduction of this name made me beginning taking photos and making description of a complete competent hand made camera which first pictures are here and description will be soon posted in contiuation of my descriptions.
Regards an be delighted !
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/922024_01H.jpeg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/922024_02H.jpeg

These are not BelOMO Orbita camera, but a Gilberto's Orbita !
in certain way, a demonstration of an underground movement mantaining alive analogical photography.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Feb 22 2024 :  11:18:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
wow that is quite a camera!
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Jacques M.
France
2552 Posts
Posted - Feb 23 2024 :  03:16:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

A swinging front to get 120° photos, if I understand.
Really very impressive and ingenious...
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
1938 Posts
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Posted - Feb 23 2024 :  12:48:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
very impressive and interesting although of simple home construction
I am trying to make a a complete plant of the camera once it can be constructed by any enthusiast Mechanicièn await a bit once I am busy at the while. I am thinking in the future built also a stereo front part in order to increase field of applications or perhaps apply a Lubitrl finder with wide field coverage.
Regards
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