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This is perhaps the most interesting instant camera ever made. It uses the same film as the Moment. This is a giant range finder camera. It has a non removable collapsible Industar-77 lens assembly with a leaf shutter and speeds of 125, 30 and B. The shutter is cocked by rotating the front portion of the lens. The Shutter release is a large black button on the side of the camera. There is a cable release socket on the camera body above the shutter release. The apertures are set by moving a square sliding button to the left of the viewfinder. The camera has both a hot shoe and a flash jack. It was unsuccessful for the same reasons as the Moment. (source: http://www.commiecameras.com)

 

  

Produced: 1969-1976
Name: „Фотон“
Producer: KMZ.
Frame size: 73x96.
Lens: Industar-77  5.6/120.
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/125s + B.

Quantity:  1.839 units.
                                                                     

At least two versions of this rare camera: early Fotons cameras came with Industar-77 4.8/120mm lens (known sample comes with s/n #0781), late ones - with Industar-77 5.6/120mm (see #1208).

 

Camera opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection. 

 

Foton   #1208.