The Chaika name was also use for Chaika electronic flashguns

Chaika type 1

Chaika type 1a image by [1] Alexander Komarov

Chaika is a 35mm film half frame viewfinder camera made by MMZ and produced between 1965-67 with quantity of 171.400 units.

Chaika is also known as Chaika-1 and belongs to the Chaika half frame cameras series.

This was the first in a compact, well-made series of half-frame cameras.

There are 2 types and 3 subtypes of the camera. [1]


  • Frame size: 18x24mm
  • Lens: Industar-69 28mm f/2.8
  • Aperture: up to f/16
  • Focus range: 0.8m to inf.
  • Filter: slip-on
  • Shutter: leaf shutter with speeds 1/30-1/250 +B
  • Flash PC socket
  • Cable release socket
  • Shutter release: rectangular, on front of the camera
  • Memory dial
  • Body: metal

Chaika models[]

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