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zcetrt
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Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  1:20:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?

THanks!

sean perry
seany65
United Kingdom
231 Posts
Posted - Oct 10 2019 :  1:52:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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zcetrt
45 Posts
Posted - Oct 10 2019 :  1:56:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snake skin is terrible. I'l reskin the camera...

Another Soviet camera with parallax correction is Leningrad rangefinder.

Edited by - zcetrt on Oct 10 2019 1:57:04 PM
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luigi gesi
schyter
Italy
35 Posts
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Posted - Oct 10 2019 :  2:37:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit schyter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
on my Kiev 5 (sn/7200838)it's with parallax correction.
Another soviet camera with parallax correction it's Sokol Automat (Sokol 2)
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/10102019_5.jpg



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Edited by - schyter on Oct 10 2019 2:38:29 PM
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rkaipov
Germany
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Posted - Oct 14 2019 :  07:47:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?


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luigi gesi
schyter
Italy
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Posted - Oct 14 2019 :  1:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit schyter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
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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SteveA
United Kingdom
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Posted - Oct 17 2019 :  03:49:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe only the prototypes had parallax correction,

Steve
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zcetrt
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Posted - Oct 17 2019 :  11:55:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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...
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