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Kiev Vega (Киïв Вега) is a 16mm film subminiature camera made by Arsenal and produced between 1959-62.

There are 3 types one sub-type of the camera. [1]

Early models have "Kiev Vega" engraving on the top. Later models have only "Kiev logo" on the top and "Vega" name engraved on the front.

Some features[]

  • Film: perforated or unperforated 16mm film, frame size 10x14mm
  • The film is in special one piece cassettes with built-in feed/take-up spools
  • Lens: Industar-M 23mm f/3.5
  • Aperture: up to f/22
  • Shutter speeds: 1/30-1/200
  • Minox-style “push-pull” cocking and film advance
  • Viewfinder window and lens opening protected by flat glass plates that serves as interchangable filters as well
  • Viewing and shutter release are possible only when camera is in extended position
  • Body: Aluminum
  • Flash sync connector on the top and frame counter on the bottom (deducting)
  • Its set includes hand strap, two cassetes, case, mask for photograpic printing, cassete to develop of film, 3 filters, box, manual instruction

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