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Etude

Mass market 6x6 cm box camera using 120 rollfilm. Thermoplastic body, peephole viewfinder [2].

  

Produced: 1969-1984
Name: „Этюд“
Producer: MMZ
Frame size: 4.5x6 cm.
Lens: Meniscus lens 11/60.
Shutter: 1/60 + B.

Quantity: ± 1.500.000 units.

The original price - 7 roubles.

 

Etude common version (without s/n).

 

At least 7 versions of this cheap camera:

1. Common version with markings in Cyrillic (see camera above). "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the rear plate. Very few cameras can be found with yellow plastic, instead of usual grey one (see sample below);
2. Camera identical to type-1, but with "69" logo on the front plate, near the lens (see camera below);
3. Export version, under name "Etjud"  in Roman characters (see camera opposite). "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the rear plate. For Germany market;
4. Export version, under name "Etude" in Roman characters (see sample below). For United Kingdom market.
5. Export version, under name "Etiud" in Roman characters. For Italian market.
6. Under name "Student" (very rare);
7. Very rare under name "Etude-C", with synchronized flash (see sample below). 

 

Etude export version from I.Stolyar coll.

 

  

Slightly different version of particular camera. "69" logotype on the frontplate, near the lens (see picture below). No "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the rear plate.

 

Etude "69" version (without s/n).

 

  
  
  

2 Etude versions from Anatoliy Zilbert collection:

 

 

 

 

Etude with yellow plastic.

 

Export version of Etude.

 

  

Very rare variation with synchronized flash. Under name "Etude-C" in Cyrillic characters. It's interesting to mention, that some Etude (common) cameras came with manual guide, mutual for both Etude and Etude-C camera ...




Item from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

Very rare Etude-C camera.