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Lens Mount: Zeiss Contax RF bayonet
Shutter type: Vertical slat focal plane shutter
Shutter speeds: B, 1/2, 1/5/, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/125, 1/250,
Flash sync speeds: 1/25
Flash sync via: PC terminal and standard hot shoe
Exposure modes: Manual
Exposure compensation: No
Multiple Exposures: No?
Film advance: Knob
Battery Check: No
Tripod Mount: Metal
Lenses; standard 50mm Jupiter 8/8M, Helios 103.
Optional 28mm Orion, 35mm, 50mm (f1.5), 85mm and 135mm Jupiters.
X-sync flash contacts, flash bulbs at 1/25 for high speed, M2 and standard flashcubes, 1/10 for all other bulbs and hi-power cubes.
Self timer: Yes
Year of manufacture is first two digits of serial number.
Sister model is Kiev 4M (with meter), all earlier models have max shutter speed of 1/1250, lockable shutter release, accessory shoe (not a hotshoe) and darker viewfinder.
And a rare optional 21mm...
Heh! I wasn't really counting those as strictly speaking they weren't really 'kit' lenses for the Kiev but you are absolutely right and for completeness;
Cosina Voigtlander 12mm SL (f5.6)
Cosina Voigtlander 15mm SL (f4.5)
Zeiss 21mm Biogon (f4)
Cosina Voigtlander 21mm Skopar (f4)
Cosina Voigtlander 25mm Skopar (f4)
Cosina Voigtlander 28mm Skopar (f3.5)
Cosina Voigtlander 35mm Skopar (f2.5)
The Soviets (or perhaps CZJ) produced a 21mm (Russar)- I've seen occasional reference to it- usually found in a LTM mount, very rare in Contax.
Yes, I've seen a couple of mentions on the net of a Contax/Kiev mount Russar 20mm f5.6 but I've never actually seen a picture of one and I'm not 100% convinced yet of its existence!
the russar in Contax mount :eek: thought it was only a ltm lens...
too bad it's so scarce, as if i someday find one it would be probably way more expensive than a CV 21 :(
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