Kiev-30, 16 mm Submini, Passport, Box


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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.

Technical Characteristics:

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

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs


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