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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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Smena 8M

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry
Doubtless the most popular Smena camera. You still can find it everywhere in post soviet area. Camera identical to Smena-8, with new design and symbols in settings. No selftimer (although happened to see variant with one).

Serial number engraved either on camera underbody, either on the bottom of shutter housing.

Produced: 1970-1995
Name: „Смена-8M“
Producer: LOMO
Lens: Triplet-43 4/40

Quantity: 21.041.191 units (with Smena-8 camera).

Original price (in year 1986) 15 roubles. (

Several different versions: commemorative, latin only red text, cyrillic only red text, black name plate (beware of fakes!) and Cosmic-35M for UK-export
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