Sells Smena-8 LOMO Soviet(Russian) Point&Shoot camera with LOMO T-43 4/40 lens.
It is a camera with a new design. This camera is hand painted in the style of Mezen and varnished. Mezen paintings, as well as a many of other folk handicrafts, received its name according to locality, where it was conceived.
The Mezen river is between the North Dvina and Pechora rivers, on the taiga and tundra line.
Mezen paintings by its nature is the most ancient one among the russian artistic handicraft industries. Its sources are lost in the remote ages, in the initial period of the Slavic tribes forming. Peak of the handicraft popularity dates from the XIX century. At this time Mezen distaffs and baskets of bast were widely practised in the vicinity of Pinega river, and exported to the Pechora, Dvina, and Onega regions.
Themes of the Mezen paintings, laconic and expressive stylized drawing bring it together the ancient rock drawings of the Russian North. The restrained colour, where the black outline emphasizes the strained sounding of the brownish-red colour, resembles unwittingly paleolithic cave paintings of France... Brightness and multi colourness traditional for the Russian folk art are unusual to the Mezen paintings.
Ornaments have stingy and relative graphic form. A rtist creates a design in conformity with his inherent mood, and his consideration for future owner of handicrafts; nevertheless the design is submits to the strict rules of ornament construction and to the symbols meaning.
Comes with lens cap and with film cassette .
Working order. The shutter is working, the selftimer is working the viewfinder is OK, the focussing and aperture mechanism is OK, the glasses are clean with less visible scratches on coated layer. No fungus, no oil, only some less visible dust dots have inside.
Nevertheless, sold as is as a souvenir. What you see is what you get.
All the pictures are real, you can see cosmetic condition on photos.