Smena-8 is a viewfinder 35mm film camera made by GOMZ, LOOMP and LOMO and produced between 1963-71. Doubtless one of the most popular Smena cameras. Smena-8 was the camera USSR tried to enter the international market.

There are 7 types and 3 sub-types of the Smena-35. [1] The export types were named as Cosmic-35 and Global-35.[2] [3] [4]

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

Some features[edit | edit source]

  • This model is similar with Smena-6 , but added film rewind, possible to use just one cassette with take-up spool and blocking system
  • Pop-up rewind knob
  • Shutter: speeds 1/15-1/250 +B w/synchronizer
  • Lens: T-43 (Triplet) 40mm f/4
  • Aperture: f/4-f/16
  • Hot-shoe
  • Self-timer
  • Body: plastic

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Model info and typing are as to Alexander Komarov.[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

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