"Репортер"(Reporter) [post war] “1958” First model “KMZ” High class 6X9 camera aiming to soviet photoreporters. Producction from ca. 1960. Camera has changeable lenses with coupled focus, and are mounted over the shutter. All lenses are rangefinder coupled. The changeable magazine enables you to use B&W or colour films. This camera was prepared for the 1958 Brussels Fair. "Репортер" (Reporter) [post war], 1960-1961, Second Model "Arsenal" 6X9 camera with changeable lenses and film magazine intended for quick change film. Rangefinder focusing, Central shutter [Moment 24-S-KMZ] 1 to 1/250s +”B”The same of Moskva 4second series and 5. Double extension bellows for macrophoto use. It was produced in small series of only 10 units. The camera was delivered wit three lenses. The designer was Vladilen Lunchenko. Its development has begun at Krasnogorsk factory in Moscow, but was soon sent to Arsenal factory of Kiev for further production adjusting and mass production. The two models have little differences, the rangefinder style, and the film advance system, through a bottom lever in the first model, and push-pull system on the second one. Other differences are knobs shape, etc.
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