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Simple camera Manuals

Liliput


This is a pre-war miniature camera made of Bakelite. It was made in several colors red, black, and brown. It is a copy of the SIDA "EXTRA" made in Berlin. It has an optical viewfinder and a red window in the rear for film advance. This camera used unperforated 35mm film with a paper backing. It has two shutter speeds B (self timed) and M (about 25) and no aperture control. The shutter lever fires the shutter when fired in either direction. On the rear in Cyrillic are LILIPUT over the red window and GOMZ below. The tripod screw on the bottom appears to be 4mm. It had to be loaded in the dark as it used a 35mm paperbacked film.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm nonperforated
Image Size: 24X24
Dimensions:
height: 5.9cm
width: 7.6cm
depth: 4.6cm
weight: 75gm
Normal lens: 9/38mm
Lens Mount: fixed
Typical serial no: none

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Maliutka


The Maliutka was a further development of the Liliput. It used the same shutter and lens with an enlarged film back. It still had to be loaded in the dark as it used the same 35mm paperbacked film as the Liliput.




Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm nonperforated
Image Size:
Dimensions:
height:
width:
depth:
weight:
Normal lens:
Lens Mount: fixed
Typical serial no:

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Smena(1)


This is a very simple viewfinder camera made of bakelite. The camera body is basically rectangular with large bevels toward the ends. It has a removable back and uses a film cassette to film cassette film transport. The lens mount is square and attaches to the front of the camera with four screws. All controls are on the shutter and lens. The lens is a 4cm f4.5 with apertures to f22 without click stops. The shutter must be manually cocked by a flat sheet metal lever it is then released by a small round lever or with the threaded cable release. The shutter has speeds of 200,100,50,25,10 and B. The lens focuses from 1.3 meters. "Smena", in Cyrillic script, is painted in white on the viewfinder. The only variation is red or black lettering on the lens. On the left top deck is the wind knob and on the right is an accessory shoe. The viewfinder has a button which must be pressed to wind the film and a film counter. On the back is the "GOMZ" symbol with an aluminum stud in the center. The view finder window id shiny metal. There is a three eights inch tripod bushing in the bottom. The case is made of brown plastic with "Smena" in Cyrillic script embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 7.5cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 5.7cm
weight: 285gm
Normal lens: T-22 4cm f4.5
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 195650

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Smena 2


There are only three apparent differences on this camera besides the engraving. First the rear viewfinder window is molded plastic not metal. The film advance button is a different shape and the symbols on the camera are the early LOMO symbol of a doublet lens. The camera also has flash sync and a self timer. The case is made of brown plastic with a doublet lens embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 7.5cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 5.7cm
weight: 285gm
Normal lens: T-22 4cm f4.5
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: : 60223591

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Smena M


This was a modified Smena 4 produced by MMZ. The literature says that it has a self timer but this example does not.




Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 7.5cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 5.7cm
weight: 275gm
Normal lens: T-22-M 4.5/40
Lens Mount: Fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: None

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Smena 2M


This is supposedly Smena-M manufactured by MMZ without a self timer.

I need your help here. This is second hand information. I have never seen this camera.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size:
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height:
width:
depth:
weight:
Normal lens:
Lens Mount: Fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no:

Smena 3


Identical to the Smena-2 but with a lever film wind.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: : 7.5cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 5.7cm
weight: 287gm
Normal lens: T-22 4cm f 4.5
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 089372

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Smena 4


This is a cosmetic update to the Smena-3. Some cameras have metal name plates and some have the serial number on the metal latch for the back instead of on the lens. The case is made of brown plastic with the "GOMZ" symbol embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 7.5cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 5.7cm
weight: 277gm
Normal lens:T-22 4cm f 4.5
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 236454

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Smena 5


This is a cosmetic redesign with a much more modern body. The top of the body is made of gray plastic and the bottom is black plastic. There is a new lens. The case is made of brown plastic with the "GOMZ" symbol embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.3cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 6.0cm
weight: 315gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f 4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 74255

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Smena 6


The Smena-6 adds the self timer to the Smena-5. The case is made of brown plastic with the "GOMZ" symbol embossed into the lens cover



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.3cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 6.0cm
weight: 315gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f 4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 333587

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Smena 7


The Smena-7 changes the tripod bushing to one quarter and deletes the self timer. The case is made of brown plastic with the "LOMO" symbol embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.3cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 6.0cm
weight: 305gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f 4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 315992

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Smena 8/Cosmic35


The Smena-8 adds film rewind to the series and restores the self timer. The case is made of black plastic with the "LOMO" symbol embossed into the lens cover



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.3cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 6.0cm
weight: 323gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f 4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 607894

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Smena 8M


This is a cosmetic update of the Smena-8. The body is a rectangular box with a hinged back. Weather symbols have been added to the lens to help set the exposure and symbols have been added to the focusing ring. The self timer has been deleted. There is a metal plate along the top of the camera in brushed chrome or black. The case is made of black plastic with "LOMO" in Cyrillic block letters embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 7.8cm
width: 11.6cm
depth: 6.0cm
weight: 259gm
Normal lens:259gm
Lens Mount: fixedT-43 40mm f4.0
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 86246242

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Smena 9


The Smena-9



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.3cm
width: 12.0cm
depth: 6.0cm
weight: 323gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f 4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 607894

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Smena 35


This is another cosmetic redesign which has all the features of the Smena-8m. It is completely made of plastic. It has a hot shoe for flash. The case is made of blue rubberized fabric.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: : 7.3cm
width: 11.3cm
depth: 5.6cm
weight: 190gm
Normal lens:T-43 40mm f4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size: N/A
Typical serial no: 91033404

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Smena Rapid


This is an upscale Smena it is much heavier due to use of metal and has a better feel. It is made to use the "Rapid" cartridge moving film from cartridge to cartridge with no rewind. this supposedly took less time, hence rapid. In use most people found that difficulty getting film far outweighed any time savings. Apparently in the Soviet Union it was the next thing to impossible. The only apparent difference is that the Smena-SL has an accessory shoe. There is a Strip of chromed metal across the top which has Smena-Rapid or Smena-SL id any of several textual variations. The shutter release is a piece of black plastic that sticks out to the right of the lens. On top of the camera is a long strip of plastic with weather symbols on it, changing the shutter speed changes the colored indicator next to the symbols. There is also a small film counter window. On the back is a rapid film wind lever and a film reminder. There is a flash receptacle on the left side. The case has a very strange oval shape and is made of black plastic.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: Rapid
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.8cm
width: 12.3cm
depth: 6.1cm
weight: 392gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 7032989

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Smena SL


This is a variation of the Smena rapid.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: Rapid
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.8cm
width: 12.3cm
depth: 6.1cm
weight: 392gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no:

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Smena Symbol/Cosmic Symbol


This camera combines all of the features in the Smena-Rapid in a standard 35mm camera. It looks very much like a Smena-8M with zone focusing symbols. It adds a hot shoe for flash and a black plastic tip for the rapid advance lever. The case is made of black plastic with "LOMO" in Cyrillic block letters embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.0cm
width: 12.5cm
depth: 6.2cm
weight: 358gm
Normal lens: T-43 40mm f4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 80506944

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Vesna


This can best described as a higher quality miniature Smena. It has the features of any camera of its type, film counter, manually cocked shutter, adjustable shutter, f stops not click set, flash receptacle and plastic body. Where it differs is internally where every thing is attached to a metal casting and then a plastic body was added. It moved film from cassette to cassette. There is one variation, the original model had a red plastic name plate and the second had a gray metal name plate just like the Vesna-2 but without the 2. The case is made of brown plastic with a doublet lens embossed into the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 7.9cm
width: 9.3cm
depth: 5.8cm
weight: 251gm
Normal lens: T-22 40mm f4.5
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size: N/A
Typical serial no: 3120236

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Vesna 2


This camera had a new lens and the speeds were reduced.

I need your help here. This is second hand information. I have never seen this camera.

Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size:
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width:
depth:
weight:
Normal lens:
Lens Mount:
Filter size:
Typical serial no:

Vilia


If this is not just a cosmetically different clone of the Smena Symbol as made by a different factory then it was certainly designed from the same specifications. It is interesting that this camera has a hole in the rear cover to focus the lens at the factory. This has not been seen since the early FED cameras. The case is made of brown vinyl with a zipper.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.0cm
width: 12.5cm
depth: 6.7cm
weight: 373gm
Normal lens: Triplet 69-3 40mm f4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 0091211

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Vilia Auto


This is a Vilia with a CDS meter and shutter speed automation in place of manual settings. This camera comes with a black vinyl case.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24x36mm
Dimensions:
height: 8.0cm
width: 12.5cm
depth: 6.7cm
weight: 402gm
Normal lens: Triplet 69-3 40mm f4.0
Lens Mount: fixed
Filter size:
Typical serial no: 0408267

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Agat 18


This is a small plastic half frame camera . It has a fixed shutter speed and a rotating scale around the lens to set the aperture. The lens is glass and has a focusing scale. They were produced in red, white and yellow. The camera has a glass optical viewfinder and a film speed conversion table on the back. The camera comes without a case but with a lens cap.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 18x24mm
Dimensions:
height: 9.4cm
width: 5.9cm
depth: 4.3cm
weight: 114gm
Normal lens:Industar-104 28mm f2.8
Lens Mount: fixed
Typical serial no: 1232888

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Agat 18 K


The "AGAT-18K" which has film speed markings in ISO and no film speed conversion table, there is also a small change internally.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 18x24mm
Dimensions:
height: 9.4cm
width: 5.9cm
depth: 4.3cm
weight: 114gm
Normal lens:Industar-104 28mm f2.8
Lens Mount: fixed
Typical serial no:

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