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Siluet Elektro

The successor of Vilia-Auto camera. Initially introduced in early seventies as Vilia-E or Vilia Elektro. Allthough in appearance similar to its predecessor, the Elektro has a cds cell and more speeds. It even looks a little better. Siluet-Elektro has an aperture priority program (like the Lomo and the Zenit-Automat).


  

Produced: 1975-1981
Name: „Силует Электро“
Producer: Belomo
Frame size: 24x36
Lens: Triplet 69-3  4/40.
Shutter: 1/8s - 1/250s.

Quantity: unknown.

Camera Siluet Elektro was awarded the gold medal at the 1978 Zagreb World Fair.
                                                                     

 

Preseries of Vilia Elektro camera.

 

  

 

 

Vilia Elektro  #5001133.

 

  
  
  
  

At least two versions of Vilia Elektro camera. 1st version starts with s/n 500XXXX (see camera #5001133). Film rewind knob is white, no "arrow" symbol on the frontplate yet, memo disk and lighting symbol's disk on the rear door. 2nd version (see camera #6003584) starts with s/n 600XXX and  is more similar to regular Siluet Elektro camera, but with lined body yet. Still lighting symbol's disk on the rear plate. Camera from Ilya Stolyar collection.

 

Vilia Elektro (type-2)  #6003584.

 

  

Although beeing very uncommon camera itself, Vilia-Elektro can be found in several versions, as you can see above. Opposite you can see an ultra rare commemorative version of the particular camera. "Great October - 60 Years" markings silkscreened on the top plate. Camera opposite from Alexey Nikitin (Russia) collection.


 

 

Vilia-Elektro  #7074956.

 

 

 

 

 

Siluet Elektro  #8349807.

 

  

An ultra rare commemorative version of particular camera. "Great October - 60 Years" markings silkscreened on the top plate.


Camera opposite comes from Ilya Stolyar collection.

 

Siluet-Elektro Anniversary  #7015052.

 

  
 

 

Siluet Elektro (export)  #0841153.

 

  

An export version of anniversary camera. An ultra rare to find again. This sample comes from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

Sample of Siluet-Elektro Anniversary camera.

 

  

Very interesting and uncommon version of Siluet-Elektro, under export name "Siluet EL". Intended for Finland market. While regular Siluet-Elektro has GOST speeds up to 250, the particular EL camera has one speed more and goes to 400 equivalent 500 GOST. Completed with manual guide in finnish language (see picture below). No otherwise visually different. 

Camera opposite comes from Ilya Stolyar collection.

 

Siluet-EL  #0044682.

 

  
 

 

The cover of manual guide.