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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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Kiev 2 / II

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A first and original copy of the Contax II camera. Manufactured using Contax equipment and even some Contax parts on earlier cameras, taken and relocated to Ukraine from the captured Zeiss Contax factory in Jena.

Produced: 1947-1957
Name: „Киев“
Producer: Arsenal
Frame size: 24x36mm
Lens: ZK Zorki 2/50 and Jupiter-8 2/50.
Shutter: 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1250 and B.

Quantity: ±100.000 units. (


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