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Vlad Posted - Sep 19 2008 : 09:27:06 AM
I was wondering how common is the latter version pictured in the entry (the single line logo)? I just picked one up yesterday, I've never seen it before for sale. Or is it fairly widespread in Europe?


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cedricfan Posted - Sep 25 2008 : 1:37:23 PM

One SL for sale in Finland just now, starting bid 16 euros and I doubt this will not get much higher. My favourite seller, would come to me in my next parcel, already two cameras waiting to be shipped. Anyone here who has a bigger vitrine for sale...

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Vlad Posted - Sep 24 2008 : 9:08:59 PM

sorry I don't get it.. what does "back part - left one line, right two line" mean? I've been staring at the picture of the backs here for a while and I don't see what you're talking about. The only difference i see is the different exposure calculator dial and the stopper on the shoe is absent on the right one.

sovietcam Posted - Sep 24 2008 : 3:29:05 PM
I've never seen a black lens at a one line camera

other differences:

back part
left one line, right two line


shutter speeds inscription on lens
one line below, two line up

dimensions lens to back
one line approximately 2mm smaller

(alain:I come from near lucerne)


mermoz37 Posted - Sep 24 2008 : 03:20:35 AM
note : "smena SL" write on two line had a black lense.
does anybody seen a black lense on another SL model ?
mermoz37 Posted - Sep 24 2008 : 03:16:10 AM
hey Mike...you welcome !
(where are you from in Switzerland ?)
sovietcam Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 3:03:45 PM

nice prototyp! you have a great collection

I would like to take the next plane ....to see your collection
français? 4 années appris à l'école et ne peut rien de plus!
Merci traducteur

sovietcam Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 2:54:50 PM

another version, painted, little sl


mermoz37 Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 11:27:11 AM
may be, may be ....? who can say ?
you know, in LOMO factory many models was aborted because some "managers" decided (remember Almaz history)...In my hands ,the problem is nor date nor serial number on that camera.

But : all the body came (or became )exactly from "Smena rapid" (same size and weight) except the bottom , which is slightly thick because batteries insert.

Same problem about my Smena symbol all heavy metal...prototype ...or post serie model ???
I will be very glad if someone can tell me more

Solution ? : you are , all friends on the forum, invited in my house around a good bottle (or more...)of Champagne or Cognac to talk about these enigmatic models in my collection...
(you have just to pay a charter plane for...)
Vlad Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 08:31:33 AM
Alain, the Signal - isn't it a prototype for the next version of Smena SL and not the Smena SL itself?

Vlad Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 08:30:57 AM
Wow! Thanks Mike! Every time I find a new variation you guys open a whole new can of worms for me with all these tons of variations! Now I have to collect them all!!! .

This is the one i got by the way.. It looks like it's stamped.


mermoz37 Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 08:05:38 AM
hey Mike...do not forgot the prototype:


sovietcam Posted - Sep 23 2008 : 06:37:05 AM
it`s not rare, but rare than the 2 line logo. it gives may camera all week on ebay.de

it gives many version for single line logo

- painted or stamped
- sl letters are great or little
- position for the line (also applies to 2 line logo)
cedricfan Posted - Sep 20 2008 : 10:11:52 AM
Exdactly same than mine. And not rare, I would say a Smena-19 is more rare and I have had several of those also. Just today held one that was for sale in my hands. Germany was the main export country, with Rapid-film easily available.

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