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I am an Soviet and Russian camera collector residing in State of Illinois, USA. I have only somewhat recently started collecting (since May 2007) these fine examples of Soviet and Russian mechanical engineering and design that until late 80s have been closed off to the rest of the world. Now that these cameras have come to light, I want to share them with all of you. Recently I have decided to start cataloging Soviet and Russian cameras online, thus the project was born, which is a Wiki catalog of Russian and Soviet cameras.
Vlad's Soviet/Russian Photographic Equipment Collection

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Moskva 1 Brown

Vlad's Description
Body Serial #: 4813857
Lens Serial #:

Wiki Catalog Entry

The Moskva-1

was the first Ikonta type folder made by the KMZ factory. First batches of Moskva-1 were made with Zeiss parts and tools. This model was in production at the KMZ factory for only 3 years, from 1946 to 1949. The camera uses standard 120 film and produces eight 6x9 frames. It features scale focusing, a hinged back door and a double exposure prevention mechanism.

Moskva-1 is quite uncommon and hard to find now. Earlier Moskva-1's were covered with black leather, and later - with brown leatherette. The Moskva-1 displays old KMZ logo - a tombstone type. You can see it in the lens, shutter, and inside the back door (source:
Question from napchop: Although I have seen many brown Moskow 1's I have only ever seen one black one. Is the information above correct?

Produced: 1946-1949
Name: „Москва-1“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 6x9 cm.
Lens: Industar-23 4.5/110.
Shutter: 1s, 1/2s, 1/5s, 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s + B.

Quantity: 31.632 units. (

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