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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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Krasnogorsk 1

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Wiki Catalog Entry
First atempt to built a professinal and advanved amateur movie camera. KMZ did already made military 35mm movie cameras like AKS-1 and AKS-4 copies of Bell&Howell Eyemo and Arriflex respectively Krasnogorsk 1 came with three interchangeable lenses MIR-11 (2.2/12.5mm), VEGA-7 (2/20mm), VEGA-9(2.1/50mm), spring driven mechanics with variable speeds: 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 frame/sec Its mechanics is a mized of solutions of the Bell&Howell Filmo 70 and Paillard Bolex H16 reflex having the better of them and adding a through the lens exposure meter.
Subsequent models vary technically only on objectives which are special zoom ones.
This first model although requires specially owner pre- loaded rafid change cassetes as shown in the last picture, The shown model dates from 1968 but its introduction dates from 1965.
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