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Crystall

 

 
  

Produced: 1961-1962
Name: „Кристалл“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Industar-50  3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: 65.433 units.

 
 
 

Crystall  #61013105.

 

  

Very interesting and rare sample of the particular camera. The top plate is chromed, not painted in "metal-like" imitation as on regular Crystall cameras (see picture below). Camera below from private collection in China.



 

Crystall  #61017516.

 

  

Very interesting sample of the particular camera. The top plate of camera #62009728 has not paint at all. Even more - the frontplate with name markings is polished at factory ... (see picture below).


 

Crystall  #62009728.

 

  


 

 

 

Crystall-2

 

 
  

Produced: 1960
Name: „Кристалл-2“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Industar-50  3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: unknown, but very few units.



Prototype (top panel in chromed brass, body painted in black), a development of the Crystall with instant-return mirror. An ultra rare to find nowadays.

Camera #60000010 opposite from Alexey Puchkov (Russia) collection.

 

Crystall-2 prototype camera  #60000010.

 

  

Probably an earliest version of prototype Crystall-2 camera. Top panel painted in chromed brass, body in chromed aluminium. Fitted with prototype Vega-1 2.8/50mm lens (just take a look at an extremely nice serial number #000001!). An ultra rare to find nowadays.



Camera opposite from private collection in Europe.




 

Crystall-2 prototype camera.

 

  

Another prototype Crystall-2 has surfaced, with selenium meter as used on the future Zenit-E. Grey-green hammertone paint; black artificial leaher covering. Crystall-2 logo engraved under the meter cell. No serial number on body yet. An ultra rare to find nowadays.

Camera opposite from Alexey Puchkov (Russia) collection.

 

Crystall-2 prototype camera.

 

  

One more Crystall-2 prototype with integrated selenium meter on the frontplate. Slightly changed meter design. Black paint on body. Reduced nameplate markings. Serial number and KMZ logotype on the rear plate (see picture velow). An ultra rare to find nowadays.

Camera  #00003 opposite from private collection in Russia.
 

 

Crystall-2 prototype camera  #00003.