Pre-war Smena is a strut folding 35mm film camera made by GOMZ, and produced in 1939-41.

There are 2 types of the Pre-war Smena. [1] [2] [3] [4]

The list of all Smena models is in the article Smena Series by GOMZ & MMZ & LOMO.

Pre-war Smena

Some features[]

  • There are several other colors of bakelite
  • Shutter speed :- M (about 1/50) +B
  • Lens: Triplet, aperture has only two settings:, wide open and half open
  • Shutter release on the lens
  • Leather bellows
  • Folding simple frame finder
  • Small metal mechanical film counter (with only two dots) on the back
  • Body: bakelite

Notes and references[]

  1. Model info and typing are as to AlexanderKomarov.[1]
  2. There are usefull books about cameras of former USSR and have classifications also.
  3. Pages from the the book of former USSR cameras by Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin
  4. Discussion about clasifications in the books of Princelle and Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin in USSR Photo Forum