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Chaika-3 type 1a image by [1] Alexander Komarov

Chaika-3 is a 35mm film half frame viewfinder camera made by Belomo and produced between 1971-73 with quantity of 600.000 units.

There are 3 types and 4 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
  • Bright frame finder
  • Light meter
  • Flash PC socket
  • Cable release socket
  • Shutter release: rectangular, on front of the camera
  • Memory dial
  • Body: metal

Chaika models

Notes and references

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