Smena-6 is a viewfinder 35mm film camera made by GOMZ, LOOMP and LOMO and produced between 1961-69. Смена (= Smena) , means Young Generation or Relay.

Identical to Smena-5 but with synchronized flash and selftimer. Lens coated T-43, additional shutter speed 1/15. No more strap lugs.

There are 8 types and 12 sub-types of the Smena-6. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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

Smena-6 type 4c LOMO c.1969


(for type 4c)

  • Engraving on the lens-shutter barrel: СДЕЛАНО В СССР ( = Sdelano v SSSR = Made in USSR)
  • Lens: LOMO T-43 (Triplet) 40mm f/4 filter slip-on
    • Aperture: f/4-f/16 setting: scale and ring on front of the lens
    • Focus range: 1-11m +inf
  • Focusing: manual front focusing, guess the distance
  • Shutter: spring leaf shutter speeds: 1/15-1/250 +B
  • Shutter release: on the top plate
  • Cocking lever: on the shutter
  • Frame counter: manual reset, a window on the top plate, not works wo/ film in the camera
  • Winding knob: on the right of the camera
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
  • Re-wind knob: none, two cassettes must use always
  • Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Memory dial: on the frame counter
  • Self-timer
  • Back cover: removable, opens by a latch on the left side of the camera
  • Engraving on the back cover: GOMZ logo
  • Tripod socket: 3/8
  • Body: plastic; Weight: 300g

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