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Kiev Vega

Subminiature 10x14mm, using 16mm film in special one piece cassettes with built-in feed/takeup spools. Aluminum body. Viewfinder window with icons and lens opening protected by flat glass plates. Minox-style “push-pull” cocking and film advance. Viewing and shutter release possible only when camera is in extended position [3].

 

All samples below from the collection of Evgenij Alexandrov (Russia).

    

Produced: 1959-1962
Name: „Киïв Вега“
Producer: Kiev Arsenal.
Frame size: 10x14 mm.
Lens: Industar-M  3.5/23.
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/200.

Quantity: unknown.
                                                                    

 

An earliest regular Kiev Vega  #02801.

 

  

An earliest version of Kiev Vega camera (see picture above) have entered the market in 1959. These cameras have some visual differencies in comparison with more late Vegas: serial number is stamped near the strap lug (inside the body on later cameras), "Industar M 3.5/23 lens is written in Cyrillic characters, though later cameras have writings with first Ukrainian letter already.

 

An early Kiev Vega  #07600.

 

 

 

Kiev Vega film.

Standard Kiev Vega  #78125.