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Ulrich W.
uwittehh

Germany
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Posted - Mar 03 2008 :  5:05:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello,

just want to show you one of my nicest camera, a Kiev II from 1951. It is in very fine condition and works as smooth as my Contax II from 1936, easy winding and a really quiet shutter release sound *bzzzzz* :-) I have mounted a post-war Sonnar 1,5/50 to it.

This Sonnar costs me several hours... the aperture blades have gone out of there position, but I've had the time and a steady hand to put them back in place. They are so thin and light weighted, a little breath blows them away and you have to start again ;-)




Ulrich

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okynek
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Posted - Mar 03 2008 :  11:00:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice and clean camera! Thank you for showing it to us! But any chanses do you have Kiev with A or B in serial number?
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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
735 Posts
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Posted - Mar 04 2008 :  12:20:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello okynek,

I have a Kiev III with an "A" as part of the serial number. It is from 1953 and has some Contax parts! All other Kievs I own have the cyrillic letter like a "B" in the name.
Does anybody know what the "A" means?

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Mar 04 2008 :  12:28:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's the big mystery, these letters.. no one knows what they mean...
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okynek
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Posted - Mar 04 2008 :  3:11:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This cameras with letters is hard to find.
You can read very informative thread about this letters here:
http://www.ussrphoto.com/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=71
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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
735 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Mar 04 2008 :  3:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello okynek,

interesting thread. Btw, my Kiev III is from 1952, not from 1953.
Here are two pictures, on the first one you can see the "F" below the rewind knob (so it's a Contax part, I don't know if there are more Contac parts on the camera), the secons shows the "A" in the accessorie shoe:

http://fotos.cconin.de/temp/k5201.jpg
http://fotos.cconin.de/temp/k5202.jpg

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de
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