Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Discussion
 Collectors and Users Open Forum
 No Name Kiev second version 1964
 New Topic
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
No Name Kiev second version 1964

Created by nightphoto on 8/18/2007 5:02:55 PM
Last Edited by Lenny on 5/21/2016 3:25:51 PM  
Located in
Still Cameras > Kiev / Arsenal - Kiev Rangefinder

Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Vladislav Kern

4204 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Oct 14 2017 :  11:51:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A proof that Kiev No-Name was made for USA market. Thanks to Andre Ty for the info.


sean perry
United Kingdom
263 Posts
Posted - Nov 02 2017 :  7:15:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
interesting. I read the advert and according to them, a customer of theirs said "It's a real Protax!". I was curious about this and I did a search for 'Protax cameras' and 'protax' (in a 'protax' was not a camera brand but was a make/model of something that was considered good at the time). It appears that 'Protax' is a brand of digital cameras. It also seems that 'Protax' also make some of those toy cameras that are meant to look like SLR's but that have a simple non-reflex viewfinder, a range of apertures that start at f6.3 and have a curved film plane.

I'm wondering what a 'protax' was and where, when, how and why 'Protax' was at some point considered to be a good thing>
Go to Top of Page
United Kingdom
125 Posts
Posted - Nov 03 2017 :  05:17:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking at it, this camera appears to be a type 2 Kiev 4a, c1974 - 1980 according to Princelle; the advert itself mentions the year 1982 and Kiev 4A. Again according to Princelle, 1963 was the only year for the 'no-name' Kiev.
Looks like a clever bit of marketing/branding by Cambridge Camera - suspect the 'Pro' refers to the list of pro's in the advert. Seems they have wiped the 'Kiev' name off the face - I think that line is the very bottom of the KNEB/Kiev logo :)
Go to Top of Page
Jacques M.
2487 Posts
Posted - Nov 03 2017 :  11:18:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

1963 and 1964, for the "no name" Kievs, as far as I know. 1963 with Sonnars and 1964 with Jup 8.
For the rest, I share your doubts, Steve.

Amitiés. Jacques.
Go to Top of Page

Ulrich W.
749 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Nov 03 2017 :  4:42:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My No Name from 1963 was fitted with a 1,5/50 Sonnar. And the camera does not have the ugly "occupied germany" engravings on the back :-)


Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
USSRPhoto.com Forums © USSRPhoto.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000