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Old 02-08-2007   #1
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John, that keiv looks amazing in black... i would have bought the one in the classifieds had I known how great it looks in black!
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John, that keiv looks amazing in black... i would have bought the one in the classifieds had I known how great it looks in black!
this was the one that was in the Classifieds a week or so ago. I am thinking of the Navy Blue Lizard from Aki-Asahi.
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Yay ... it's about time we had a thread for us Rusky fans ... well done!

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Hi guys...
Glad I can get in, on the first page of this one.
I bought the K4a last year, and the J8M 53/2 [$19-]
is one of my best lenses. NOTE: Kiev owners:
How is the spacing between neg frames?
AND: John, what finder is that on your
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Hi guys...
Glad I can get in, on the first page of this one.
I bought the K4a last year, and the J8M 53/2 [$19-]
is one of my best lenses. NOTE: Kiev owners:
How is the spacing between neg frames?
AND: John, what finder is that on your
gorgeous black Kiev?
Thanks & ciao, mike

It is a FSU 35mm finder ( no Bright lines ). that was meant for the J12. I also have a Helios finder that covers 25,85 & 135.
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Ruben gave me a Helios type finder that says,
"Wide" and "Tele." Looks like _o_ and is very
handy on my M2 ;-)
To dazedgoneby:
How do you like the CV 75/2.5?
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Ruben gave me a Helios type finder that says,
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To dazedgoneby:
How do you like the CV 75/2.5?
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I like the CV75 very much. I've gotten some sharp shots out of it, but nothing worth sharing (my fault, not the lens).

In the interest of veering back on topic...Moskva 5.

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this was the one that was in the Classifieds a week or so ago. I am thinking of the Navy Blue Lizard from Aki-Asahi.
John,

Black Kievs look great with a blue suit.... (click). I'm sure it will look even better with a little lizard texture.

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O, русских красоток! О, уродский ГАЗ! This thread will surely be the final nail my Paypal coffin!

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My arsenal!
I'm actually thinking about selling my Kiev's(but now maybe only one) but, after looking at all of these photographs of FSU's I don't know what to do!

Nice cameras everyone!

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Zorki.4 w/Jupiter.8 & Zorki.1 w/cousin Summar.5cm

Going through this thread just makes me sad to realise that there's so many cameras I could yet own ... and if I don't stop browsing ... may!
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Hey Doug,

What is that cute little one......and where can I get one to go with my XA?
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Hi Larry -- It's an Elikon, made by Belomo in Belarus. I got mine from DVD Technik - http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/ But I see they don't have any right now. It's pretty clearly a copy of the XA, but the lens is unfortunately not as good, with some odd linear distortion near the corners. But it is cute...
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My Kiev 4a from 1964:


I bought it in working condition for 25$. The shutter fails after 15 shots with first roll . It was't opened since production. The second curtain stayed unhooked, one of the ribbons was near broken and the shutter mechanism was broken. The repair costs 10$ and now its like new! I love it.

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Hi... the Moskva 5 is handsome...
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Hey, Welcome to RFF, feyz! There's absolutely nothing wrong with your English or your Kiev. Very nice!

I guess I'm going to have to start shopping 'round for a new computer. This one is obviously gone belly.up. On my monitor, all these decrepit ol' shooters look ready to go!!
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Not the last one that I have bought, but a real nice user. Tried on a non-vintage lens. (forgive me, I am so weak, a serial GAS victim).
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Good lighting! How are its pix? mike
By the time I got the light leak taken care of I'd gotten to tired of the thing to look at it. I sold it to a member here.
I replaced it with my Iskra...which has a light leak.
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