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okynek
759 Posts
Posted - Nov 15 2007 :  10:54:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is this beast from ???
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1950s-Photo-Eaze-Kalimar-Flash-Display_W0QQitemZ250187120309QQihZ015QQcategoryZ12QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Nov 15 2007 :  11:03:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What the heck? It's a Zenit E mounted with 2 flashes? Weeeird.. I would guess for some kind of ID taking?

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okynek
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Posted - Nov 15 2007 :  11:11:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Auction says it built in NY. Probably only camera is Russian.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Nov 15 2007 :  11:14:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well Kalimar is technically American company based in NY, they were importing Zenits and rebranding them. So yes, I would not imagine it was built in Russia.
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okynek
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Posted - Nov 15 2007 :  11:18:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really funny system. And specially if this Soviet camera was used as Vlad say for top secret US military ID taking
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Nov 15 2007 :  11:22:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
LOL, I did not say top secret, probably was set up in some drug store... unfortunately beyond the camera there isn't anything Russian looking it, especially the flash units.
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Nov 17 2007 :  07:30:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Go to http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/welti.htm
there is a similar camera. Pictures were offered by Les Newcomer still when IDCC member. Those types of cameras were used by dentists, and used common cameras available on the market. This one, object of present discussion, probably is an old unit that received a new camera.
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okynek
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Posted - Nov 17 2007 :  10:24:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot for the link! Indid it solved the mistery. I can only wonder is any place left there this Zenits did not go yet?
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Nov 17 2007 :  12:06:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The moon ;)
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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
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Posted - Nov 17 2007 :  1:03:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
IIRC the Kiev-10 series went to space?

http://www.cedricfan.sivut.ws/Juhani's%20website%20ORIGINAALIT/
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
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Posted - Nov 22 2007 :  9:50:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Vlad
Zenit 5 with Rubin 1 went to the Moon and took pictures!
It was known as the first camera to reach the moon, and have the pictures returned. This said "Atemsa" the Italian distributor in 1967 in its advertising of "La Foto Ottica Soviettica" catalogue putting an enourmous Zenit 6 with Rubin lens in the portfoglio.
Also said that a Zenit with Telemar 22 took the first photo of the unknown side of the Moon (1963). Is it true?
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Nov 22 2007 :  11:59:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
huh! Didn't know that! Did they have one of those space monkeys with it to change the film and zoom? . Why would you need a variable length lens on a space craft? Who would zoom it?
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BERRY alain
mermoz37
France
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Posted - Nov 23 2007 :  06:47:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i read , in the past, in a French Photo Revue magazine (may be i still have this article in my bibliothek) it was a Zenit which took the first pictures of the other side of the moon... but they not mentionned about telemar 22...in my opinion it was better amiror lense ...but where is the true ?
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Zoom
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Posted - Nov 23 2007 :  09:14:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Luiz Paracampo


Also said that a Zenit with Telemar 22 took the first photo of the unknown side of the Moon (1963). Is it true?


It is true, but not so simple... ;)
See
http://www.zenitcamera.com/archive/history/shpachinsky-we-were-the-first.html
and
http://www.zenitcamera.com/newspaper/patriot-2007-07-02-p16.pdf

Year was 1959.
Luna-3.
Camera name was AFA-E1 (E1 == Enisey-1, the Moon mission name, the first stage)
Lenses: Telemar-22 (200/5.6) and MTO-500 (500/8).

About "Zenit 5 with Rubin 1" (may be Zenit-6?) I don't understand...
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