KIEV 4 Russian 35mm Film Contax Copy Rangefinder RF Camera Jupiter-8m Lens EXCELLENT
The Kiev rangefinder cameras were developed after WW II in the Arsenal factory in Kiev (Ukraine). Soviet forces had "relocated" equipment and personnel from the Zeiss Ikon factories in Germany. In Kiev Zeiss Ikon's Contax production line was set up again and quickly started production under the Kiev brand name. Early models are said to have been made from original Zeiss Ikon stock the Soviets had taken with them. There are reports of models with the original Contax nameplate behind the new Kiev shield.
One of the excellent things about this Kiev is its long rangefinder base: 9 cm. This allows for very accurate focusing. For example, when you are focusing for a tightly composed portrait, you see a clear difference when the nose or the eyes are in perfect focus. Combined with the clear depth-of-field scale on the lens, this allows isolation of the subject from the background. Furthermore, the viewfinder and rangefinder are combined in one large bright window so you do not have to look through two windows for focusing and framing.
Lens - Jupiter 8m f2/50mm
Frame size 24x36
Camera Type: 35mm rangefinder system
Rangefinder: rangefinder with a 9 cm base
Lens mount: Contax mount
Shutter: vertical blade shutter
Exposure meter: selenium cell
ASA/ISO range: 8-500 GOST (i. e. 8–500 ASA)
Lens number - 7729262
Serial number - 7713298
Working - Exellent. Everything is working properly. All features were tested.
Cosmetics - Excellent. Has minor signs of age or use. Looks clean and beautiful. Lens is clean and clear. All features were tested
take up spool, original leather case, shoulder strap, filter.
You will receive exactly the camera that is seen on photos.
Shipping via registered airmail. Tracking infromation will be provided.
Worldwide shipping cost (in firm and safe box) - $30.00.
I am always glad to combine shipping and help save on shipping fees.
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