Kiev II, True Contax Copy, 1955

$289.00

Kiev II, True Contax Copy, 1955

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Description

Russian Early
Kiev II Rangefinder,

Contax II Copy

The Kiev II is a true Contax II copy and was in production at Arsenal factory in Kiev in 1950-1955.
Kiev II is practically identical to the prewar Contax II – it even features a stabilizing foot on the bottom plate.

A small quantities of Kievs were made in 1947-1949, those cameras are very hard to find and they
are technically not classified as Kiev II.

This Kiev II was made in 1955. The Kiev engraving is of the early type – in Cyrillic only.

The Kiev II is becoming increasingly hard to find, especially the early models.

Technical
Characteristics

Kiev II Body

Shutter
Speeds

B,
1/2 – 1/1250

Shutter
Type

Focal
plane, metal/leather curtains, vertical movement
Rangefinder
Base
90mm

Viewfinder
Magnification

0.9x

Flash
Synch

None
on this model.
Film
Type
35mm
film in standard cassettes

Self-timer

9
to 15 seconds
Lens
Mount
Contax
Rangefinder Bayonet. Internal and external bayonets fully compatible
with Contax II, III, IIa, IIIa
Body
Finish
Chrome,
Leather covering

Lens: Jupiter-8,
50/2, CZJ Sonnar Copy

Focal
length

50
mm

Aperture

F2,
settings from 2 to 22
Angle
of Coverage
45?

Focusing

0.9
m – Infinity

Filter
size

M40.5×0.5
Optical
Design
6
elements in 3 groups, click
to see drawing

Optical
registration (back focus)

31.85?0.02
mm
Mount
Contax
Rangefinder Bayonet (Internal). Will fit all Kievs, Contax II, III,
IIa, IIIa
Glass
Coated
Finish
Polished
chrome

The camera comes with a metal lenscap and its original leather case (worn, but complete).

The Kiev II is much less common
than its successors – Kiev IIa and 4a. It is a good user and a desirable and attractive collectible camera.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs

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