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"Kiev-3А" USSR "Arsenal" 1954.

Lot reference 18605991

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18-05-2018 14:21:03

Super rare camera. The exterior is vintage, gorgeous. The camera shows all the signs of full performance, workable, but the shutter does not reach the end of the opening, the exposure meter, naturally, no longer responds to the light.

Type: Camera
Camera Type: Rangefinder Camera
Camera Brand: Kiev
Lenses Brand: Kiev Arsenal
Condition: Good

I write for those who do not understand the difference between Kyiv-4 and Kiev-3. The camera Kiev-3 has a flap-footrest at the bottom for stability of the camera, as well as a barrel-shaped rewind wheel. The exponometer at a sight from above has not a lot of other form.


After the end of World War II in 1945, Germany had to pay military reparations in accordance with the peace agreement. Among many famous German products, Russia demanded the famous cameras Zeiss Contax II and Contax III as war reparations. Before the plant was destroyed as a result of the bombing, Contax cameras were produced on Zeiss Ikon AG in Dresden, the capital of the German photographic industry. By the 45th year, it was already the Russian zone of occupied Germany.
The Soviet occupying force, the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SWAG), offered Zeiss several good high-paying projects, as well as many orders that could not be rejected. Among them was the task of organizing the production of 5000 Contax cameras per month in a suitable place in the Soviet Union. The working title of this cell was to be Volga.
In 1947, about 2000 Contax cameras were officially manufactured at the Zeiss plant in Jena (Jena). Most of them were cameras of the Contax II model, along with several copies of Contax III and others, with the already new name "KYIV", written in bold Cyrillic script.
In October 1947, Zeiss transferred the 3 newly built production lines to the Soviet Union as a reparation. The promise of SWAG-a that they would leave the third line to Carl Zeiss in Germany, as it turned out, was not worth even the paper on which it was written.
But, even after the transfer, fixed by the agreement, until the early 1950s, the limited series of Contax cameras called "Kiev" were still manufactured at the Carl Zeiss plant in Jena.

The camera gives all the signs of full working capacity, but I do not give full guarantee and responsibility due to the return of the exhibit.The exponometer has sat down, it does not work.

Ua lapidus  

Feedback score: 90.9%
Reviews given: 312
Member since: June 1, 2017
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    很滿意
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    cloudee May 18, 2018

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    Vlotte verzending en zorgvuldig verpakt. Erg mooie camera!
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    eric2204 May 17, 2018

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    Demorou a chegar mas percebe-se dada à distância entre a origem e o destino. O lote corresponde ao anunciado e veio muito bem acondicionado, com grande cuidado.
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    jadisjadis May 14, 2018

  • Interesting - probably making an enlarger out of a camera

    kurtwist May 14, 2018

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    l'articolo non corrisponde esattamente a quello descritto. Kiev mancante di due viti e rotta una chiave di accesso al vano pellicola. Fed 2 pulsante scatto non sempre funziona.
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    user-b720449 May 12, 2018

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