According to the seller of the camera this specially modified Chaika camera was used for taking mugshots of arrested suspects. By the looks of it - it was ripped out from an apparatus that had a motor control and more or less automated way of taking pictures. Judging by the lack of viewfinder it was meant to be stationary.
Any additional info would be appreciated.
A proper enclosure for this camera camera can be seen at:
Collection of Vladislav Kern
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Created by Vlad on 8/24/2009 8:04:53 PM | Last Edited by Vlad on 8/26/2009 7:27:22 PMRevision History