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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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AFPI retailed by Surov

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry
This is a German AFPI camera imported by a Russian retailer S.I. Surov in St. Petersburg.

Lens has inscription: Extra Rapid-Aplanat F:8 ......E. Winsche A.-G.Relck

This camera uses 6x9cm plates, the camera itself is very similar in size to Moskva-3

The manufacturer was Emil Wünsche in Reick near Dresden. Produced from 1904 to 1909.

Several different styles are known. McKeown page 1017.

Thank you, Peter Jonas of for identifying this camera.

Collection of Vladislav Kern
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