The Voskhod is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by LOMO in the USSR between 1964 and 1968 [1].

Its earlier versions are marked in Cyrillic: Восход, meaning "sunrise" or "ascent" in Russian; later, export models are marked in Latin lettering.

Some very rare early models bear the LOOMP logo.

The design is far from conventional; the shutter-release is on the front; the fin-shaped plastic knob above the lens is the film advance lever. The button on the top-plate is for resetting the frame counter (which counts downwards towards zero). On the scale of Russian camera production, the Voskhod is comparatively uncommon, with around 59,000 made.

There are 5 types and 5 sub-types of the camera. [2]


Data belongs to the export version.

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Voskhod type 5 (export version) 1966 (Selenium cell was broken!)

  • Lens: LOMO T-48 (Triplet) 45mm f/2.8, filter slip-on, serial no. none
    • Aperture: up to f/22 setting: ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
    • Focus range: 1-8m +inf,
  • Focusing: manual front cell; ring, distance scale with symbols and DOF scale on the lens
  • Shutter: leaf shutter; speeds: 1-1/250 +B; setting: ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter speeds and aperture numbers are linked together by means of mechanical coupling. When turning the apertures or shutter speeds rings, the other turns too. They can be turned separately by the pressing the knobs on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: on the front plate, w/ cable release socket
  • Cocking lever:also winds the film, shark-fine like shape, on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Frame counter: manual reset, decreasing type, window on the top-plate
  • Viewfinder: Galileo type bright frame finder w/ parallax correction lines
  • Exposure meter:coupled built-in Selenium cell meter
  • Film speed range: 12-26 DIN, 11-250 GOST, setting: by a thumb ring and windows on the bottom plate
  • Exposure setting: after setting the shutter speed or aperture, check the needle in the viewfinder, it must be on the middle of the lower bright line, if not, turn the aperture-speeds rings to find the correct exposure
  • Re-wind lever: folding crank, on the top-plate
  • Re-wind release: on the bottom plate
  • Flash PC socket: on the front plate
  • Cold-shoe
  • Memory dial : small window and thumb lever on the front plate, with Cyrillic characters
  • Self-timer: none
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by a latch on the left side of the camera
  • Engraving on the back cover: Made in USSR
  • Tripod socket: 3/8"
  • Strap lugs
  • Body: metal; Weight: 690g
  • Serial no. in the camera, first two letters show the production year

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