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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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Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry

This camera is the first 35mm SLR ever manufactured, although it's contested by German Kine-Exakta.

Mass produced model of the GELVETA. The back of the camera is like the CONTAX. The system of changing film was by 35mm automatic film cassette designed especially for the SPORT. A fully loaded film cassette gave 50 exposures 24x36. The front of the viewfinder was engraved with the GOMZ sign and the glass finder was coloured yellow/orange. The viewfinder strap pins replaced by a decorative rectangular ring surrounding the eye-piece. The top-plate held first by 6 screws and then by 2. In spite of the bayonet, no other focals other than the f3.5/50mm.

Please note that the cassettes pictured here may not be original to the Sport camera

Produced: 1935-1941
Name: „Спорт“
Producer: GOMZ
Frame size: 24x36 mm.
Lens: Industar-10 3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/200s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: ± 20.000 units.

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