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.
|Camera Type:||Rangefinder Camera|
|Lenses Brand:||Kiev Arsenal|
|Lens Mount Type (Photographica):||Other|
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.
|Member since:||June 1, 2017|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.The vendor shipped with poor documentation, so the customs obviously blocked the package. I wrote to the vendor four days ago, but he is disappeared. He took my money but i'll never have my things.
I still did not receive this item .
I think the problem is about the Transportation and that’s why I did not contact the seller
Great cameras in great conditions, and a real joy to use. Friendly communication, meticulous packaging and fast shipment. Many thanks!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Won and paid the auction on the 28th of June and to this day haven´t received it, upon contacting the postal services, I was informed that it is nowhere to be found.https://www.ukrposhta.ua/vidslidkuvati-forma-poshuku?barcode=RD540827819UA
Your package from 13,07,18 is in your country! You are to blame for not taking the parcel !! CHANGE YOUR REVIEW,
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Il pacco non è ancora arrivatohttps://www.ukrposhta.ua/vidslidkuvati-forma-poshuku?barcode=RD540830469UA
Here is a link to your parcel, it's been two days now how it is in your country at the sorting center, wait for the notice.
Very honest, everything well packed, clear communication. It is pleasant to do business with Lapidus
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Pakke modtaget indenfor fristen. Kamera mekanisk OK, elektrisk svært at teste. Meget fin ydre stand. Sporing af pakken virker ikke. Den er tilsyneladende på vej men har ligget hos mig i 5 dage.
al defect transport kostenI do not understand. Extra money for sending me to you in a parcel. Why do you spoil me, not deserved reputation !!! ??? You were all sent according to the purchased lots !! Are you just in a bad mood today ??
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|Hong Kong, China||$41.57|
|Rest of Europe||$34.45|
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