Kiev-4a Body


The Kiev 4a is a well known Russian (Ukrainian to be politically correct) Contax II copy. This was a long running production model - with some slight changes Arsenal factory in Kiev produced it from 1958 to 1980. Kiev-4a is very similar to its predecessor - Kiev IIa, it introduced some sight cosmetic changes.

There were two major Kiev-4a variations - the original Kiev-4a (1958 - c.1974) and the Kiev-4a type 2 (c.1974 -1980). In the Kiev-4a type 2 the Arsenal engineers finally admitted that the top speed of the shutter was seldom as fast as 1/1250, and a more realistic 1/1000 was engraved as a top speed. The last model, Kiev-4am, was in production from 1980 to mid-80's.

This Kiev-4a was made in 1977, it is a type 2 model.

  • Shutter speeds: B, 1/2 - 1/1000
  • Rangefinder base: 90 mm
  • Flash synch
  • Self-timer

The camera body is in EXC.- condition cosmetically, clean overall. There are practically no paint scuffs on the edges of the body, no brassing on the chrome parts. Leatherette is complete.

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