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AidasCams Posted - Oct 13 2008 : 05:40:49 AM

I have decided to develop discussion about Komsomolets "Model A" camera, Alain have started in previous Topics. It's the proven fact, that some Komsomolets cameras (1948) bearing "Model A" markings, embossed on the top of waist finder.

The sample of particular camera can be found as type-3a on my classificator:


My question is, does anyone of you knows the meanings of such markings? I have evidencies, that some Komsomolets can be found with "Model A" markings on their boxes (!), while cameras itselves come without any additional markings. These few cameras I have met in my way were made in 1948 only. I was lucky to find some descriptions in old soviet literature, where Komsomolets camera are described as "Model A", but no more explanations why it's model A?

And maybe anyone of you possess "Model B" or "Model C" versions? Please, share your experience with me ...

Best Regards,
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Vlad Posted - Nov 20 2008 : 10:39:53 AM
Bravo!!! Another mystery solved!! I will make an entry in the catalog for this camera and the explanation. Excellent work once again, Detective Aidas!
AidasCams Posted - Nov 20 2008 : 04:13:21 AM

happy to say, what I have found an answer to "Model A" designations already ... . Please, find the scan from old soviet book (1949) below:


If you are not familiar with Russian language, the answer is very short:

an early Komsomlets with frame counter are classified as Komsomolets,
while all later Komsomolets without frame counter are classified as Komsomolets Model A ... Easy, isn't it?

Best Regards,

mermoz37 Posted - Oct 21 2008 : 11:25:45 AM
no doubt about you ....I know how to wait ...in my old days...
AidasCams Posted - Oct 21 2008 : 11:05:16 AM

sure ... the next one will be yours, just give me some time to find another Model-A

Best Regards,
mermoz37 Posted - Oct 21 2008 : 09:56:15 AM
aaaarrrgh :-(((

next one you see will be for me ????

Lucky guy , my friend !
AidasCams Posted - Oct 21 2008 : 07:56:37 AM
... my Model-A version arrived today ...



mermoz37 Posted - Oct 14 2008 : 03:04:09 AM
about "model A" Fed2, I think Jacques, which visit our home last week and dissect my collection (and eat kindly my wife's diner !!!) can talk ....He probably discover new hypothesys concerning these camera (and a surprise about my "A 00007" model.
I cannot tell you more for the moment (suspense ;-)) I prefer his opinion....wait ....
Vlad Posted - Oct 13 2008 : 10:51:54 PM
Most unusual! Another addition to the pool of mystery "A" cameras along with Kiev III's and FED-2's ..


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