In 1960 Arsenal factory (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 for the Kiev-Vega.
Later the camera was slightly improved and became the Kiev-Vega 2.
Some call this camera a “KGB” or a “spy” camera. Well,
the KGB and the spies did better than this. The Kiev-Vega 2 was just a cool
small camera, nice as a present or as a toy.
Kiev-Vega 2 specifications:
- Shutter speed: 1/30. 1/60, 1/200
- Lens: Industar-M, 23mm/3.5 (aperture settings 3.5 to 11), with a focusing dial
- Film used: 16 mm unperforated
- Cassette capacity: 45 cm (22 frames)
- Frame size: 10×14 mm.
- Flash sync.: X-type (for electronic flashes)
The camera features “Kiev” in Ukrainian and English engraved on the front and “Vega 2” on the top.
This Kiev-Vega 2 was made in the 1960’s. It is in EXC- condition, clean and working.
Included in the set:
- Kiev-Vega 2 16 mm Camera with a strap.
- Camera case .
- Three filters (one is mounted on the camera and two more are stored in the tiny pockets inside the case).
- Film cassette.