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Iskra-2

The only changes in this camera are those required to add the Selenium meter. Controls for the meter are integrated into the knob that was the film reminder in the original Iskra. Next to it on the top deck is a curved meter window. The rangefinder windows are combined with the CDS cell in a black frame on the top front deck. (source: www.commiecameras.com)

 

Produced: 1961-1964
Name: „Искра-2“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 6x6 cm.
Lens: Industar-58   3.5/75.
Shutter: 1s, 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: 6.118 units.                    

 

 

 



 

 

 

                                                                                 

PM7675. An ultra rare to find prototype version of Iskra-2 camera. Released by KMZ in 1961. Very similar to Iskra-1 camera with exposure meter added. "Iskra-2" in Cyrillic characters engraved on the frontplate (only on prototypes, see picture below).


 


Camera opposite from Moscow Polytechnical Museum's collection (photo prepared by Mikhail Fokin, Moscow).

 

PM7675 - Iskra-2 prototype camera.

 

  
  

PM7680. The regular version of Iskra-2 camera. Very similar to prototype (see above), but with name markings (in Cyrillic or export characters) on the top plate (see picture below). Less common to find nowadays in great cosmetic condition. Camera opposite from V.Nagorskij (Lithuania) coll.


 




 

PM7680 - Iskra-2  #6400422.

 

  

PM7685. The regular version of Iskra-2 camera. Identical to PM7680, but with export nameplate markings on the top (see picture below). Less common to find nowadays.


 


Camera opposite from Alexey Nikitin (Russia) collection.

 

PM7685 - Iskra-2  #6402480.