Russian Kiev-30 16 mm Submini Camera
In 1960 Arsenal factory in Kiev, Ukraine decided to add a 16 mm still camera to their well known 35 mm Kievs (Contax copies) and medium format Salyuts (Hasselblad copies). This time is was Minolta-16, which served as a prototype. The original 16 mm line included Kiev-Vega (1960-1961) and Kiev-Vega 2 (1961-1964). Then, in 1974 this model returned as a new and improved Kiev-30.
I’ve seen eBay ads calling this camera a KGB or a spy camera. Well, the KGB and the spies did better than this. The 16mm Kievs were nice small cameras, but not as advanced as the real KGB equipment – F-21.
Shutter Speeds: 1/30, 1/60, 1/200
- Shutter Type: Metal blade, horizontal movement.
- Lens: Industar-M, 23mm, f:3.5, Aperture settings 3.5 to 11
- Focusing: 0.5m – Infinity
- Flash Synch: X-type
- Film Type: 16 mm unperforated
- Film capacity: 45cm (17 frames) or 65cm (25 frames)
- Frame Format: 13x17mm
- Body Finish: Black Enamel, Chrome
This Kiev-30 was made in 1980. It is in exc. condition, clean and working.
Included in the set:
- Kiev-30 16 mm camera with a strap
- Camera case
- Film cassette
- Original User’s manual with passport
- Original factory box