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Orion-KM

  

Full frame coupled RF/VF 35mm camera with projected framelines. Speed-priority automatic with manual override. Shutter release lock for underexposure, indicated in the finder. Centra shutter, speeds B; 1/30s - 1/500s; M/X sync. Lever wind located underneath the body; ready signal in finder. Voluntary double exposure by disengagement of wind mechanism rewind by retractable crank. Industar-70 2.8/50mm lens. Target sales price: 200R (very expensive for the Soviet market) (source:  J.L.Princelle "The Authentic Guide to Russian and Soviet Cameras", 2nd edition).

  

                                                                                                                                               

Produced: 1966-1967
Name: „Орион-KM“
Producer: BeLomo
Frame size: 24x36
Lens: Industar-70  2.8/50.
Shutter: 1/30s - 1/500s + B.

Quantity: less than 20 units.

 

Camera #00002 opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection. 

 

PB1705 - Orion-KM prototype  #00002.

 

  


 

 

 

PB1705. Seems to be an earliest version of prototype Orion-KM camera. Lightmeter surrounding Industar-70 2.8/50 lens. M/X sync located underneath originally designed shutter release knob. Lever wind located underneath the body (see picture below).

 

 

PB1705 - Orion-KM prototype  #00002.

 

Very uncommon Orion-KM leaflet from A. Nikitin (Russia) collection.

 

  

PB1710. Another prototype, under name "Orion". Significally redesigned Industar-70 2.8/50mm lens with 6 CdS on the faceplate now. Changed design of the shutter release knob. An additional knob on the top plate (see picture below). Strap lugs on body.

 

Camera #00005 from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

PB1710 - Orion-KM prototype  #00005.

 

  

PB1715. Camera identical to PB1705, but with different nameplate markings. 8-digits serial number, instead of 5-digits early ones. The picture of camera #00000007 opposite scanned from J.L.Princelle book "The Authentic Guide to Russian and Soviet Cameras", 2nd edition.






PB1720. Camera identical to PB1705, but with 8-digits serial number on the lens faceplate. An only so far known camera has s/n #00000012 (D.Scheiba coll.).

 

PB1715 - Orion-KM prototype  #00000007.