$159.00

KIev III, Early Version
[k3_A531409]

kiev3_din

The Kiev III is a true Contax III copy and the first Kiev model equipped with a light meter. It was made by Arsenal factory in Kiev from 1952 to 1955. As the Contax III, Kiev III features a stabilizing foot on the bottom plate.

The specifications are the same as Contax III's.

  • Shutter speeds: B, 1/2 - 1/1250
  • Rangefinder base: 90 mm
  • Lens: coated Jupiter-8, f = 5 cm, 1:2, coated, a copy of Zeiss Sonnar.

This Kiev III is an early version, it was made in 1953 by Arsenal plant in Kiev. It is know that Arsenal had a stock of original Contax parts which were used in the initial production run.

A very interesting feature of this Kiev III is its serial number. It starts with an "A". I still do not know what this letter represents and would be happy to learn. I've seen a Kiev III number starting with a "B" (Cyrillic) serial number as well.

And finally, the Kiev engraving is in Cyrillic only - this is present only on the early Kievs. From the mid 50's it was replaced with a common dual Russian/English engraving.

The camera is in GOOD+ condition, shows some use, very clean and attractive. There are no brassing on the chrome parts, the leather covering is clean and complete. The RF/VF is clear. The lens is also clean with some minor cleaning marks on the front element. The meter is not working ; this is quite usual, since most of older Kievs have dead meters. The shutter is working well on all speeds. The self-timer is working.

The camera comes with a leather case (shows wear but fully functional), the original metal take-up spool, and a metal lenscap.

The Kiev III is much less common than its successors - Kiev IIIa and 4. It is a good user and a desirable and attractive collectible camera.

Reviews
Manufacturers
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
1 x FED-NKVD CCCP, Type 1d
2 x Leica M to 39mm (LTM) Adapter, Japan
1 x Finder 35 mm, Metal Front
1 x Finder 35 mm
2 x Sputnik 6x6 Stereo
1 x Finder 85 mm, Metal Front
2 x Kiev Stereo Attachment, Complete, Rare
1 x LOMO Compact LC-A
1 x Lubitel-166V
1 x Zorki-S Case
2 x Zenit-12xp, 12cd, TTL Case
2 x Zorki-5 Case
1 x Military Aircraft Chronometer, Stopwatch, Flight Timer
1 x Leather Neck Strap, Japan
3 x Zorki-4K Case
1 x M39 to M42 Adapter Ring for Zenit Lenses
1 x Changing Bag for Film, Lightproof, Large
1 x Start Adapter for 39 mm SLR Lenses
1 x Start Extension Ring, 10mm
1 x Filter Yellow 2x, 40.5mm, Russian
1 x Filter Yellow 2x, 40.5mm, NEW
1 x Filter Yellow 1.4x, 36mm, Russian
1 x F-21 KGB Spy Camera
1 x Lens Hood, 40.5mm, Collapsible
1 x Zorki Stereo Attachment, Complete, Rare
1 x Filter Yellow 2x, 49mm, Japan
1 x Drug, Rare LTM Rangefinder
1 x FED 1g, Chrome with Jupiter-8
1 x Zorki-4 Body
1 x Lens Hood, 49mm, Collapsible
1 x Filter Polarizing, 42mm (Kiev, Contax, Zorki)
1 x Industar-61, 55/2.8, Black/Chrome (Zebra)
1 x Zorki 1 Body
1 x Zorki-4 with Jupiter-8 50 f:2
1 x Mir, Passport and Manual
1 x Sokol-2, Leaf Shutter Rangefinder, As Is
1 x Jupiter-12, 35/2.8 Black, Passport
1 x Jupiter-12, 35/2.8 Chrome
1 x Industar-22, 50/3.5, Elmar Type, Chrome
1 x FED, 50/3.5, Elmar Type, Chrome
1 x FED 100 mm f:6.3 Lens, Prewar, Rare
1 x Jupiter-3, 50/1.5, Chrome, EXC-
1 x Kiev-4/4a User Manual #2
1 x Soviet Photo Magazine, December 1964
1 x Kiev-IIa and IIIa User Manual
1 x Soviet Photo Magazine, March 1964
1 x Kiev-II/III User Manual
3 x Kiev-4a
1 x Kiev-4am with Helios-103 Lens
1 x Kiev-4a, Black Body
3 x KIev III, Early Version
1 x Kiev II, True Contax Copy, 1951
1 x Kiev-30, 16 mm Submini, Passport, Box
1 x FED-2 type 1a, Preseries, Square RF Window
2 x Zorki 1 Body, EXC
2 x Kiev-4
2 x Kiev II, True Contax Copy, 1955
$8,100.25
Manufacturer Info
Arsenal
Other products
Share Product
Share via E-Mail
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Currencies