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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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Mir Blue

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Wiki Catalog Entry
The Mir ("Peace or World" in Russian) was a lower cost version of the Zorki 4, primarily for domestic consumption. Standard lens was the rigid Industar 50, collapsible I-22 or the Jupiter 8. Costs were reduced by eliminating the slow speed shutter mechanism. Some claim at least some Mirs have the 1/1000 shutter speed, but it isn't shown on the dial. The Mir is allegedly one of the most reliable Soviet cameras because it isn't complicated by the slow speed shutter train. An early Mir cameras had the frame around the viewfinder and rangefinder windows - like the early Zorki 4s and were covered with vulcanite [2].

Produced: 1959-1961
Name: „Мир“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x36
Lens: Industar-50 3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: 156.229 units. (
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