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Lubitel-2

  

 

 

 

Produced: 1954-1980
Name: „Любитель-2“
Producer: GOMZ/LOOMP/LOMO
Lens: Triplet-22   4.5/75
Shutter ZT-5: 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/200s + B.
Shutter ZT-8: 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s + B.


Quantity:    2.232.245 units.


Thanks to Gediminas Degutis (Lithuania) for camera #147024 donation.


Classification of Lubitel-2 cameras can be found below.

 

 

PK1410 - Lubitel-2  #000001.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

1st version (GOMZ)

 

 

 

 
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

PK1305. An earliest known productional version under Cyrillic name "Любитель-2". ZT-5 shutter, speeds - 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/200s + B. GOMZ logo embossed on the top plate. An additional metal  plate inside the body on the rear door (see picture below). Date prefix in the serial number. Tripod thread 3/8''. The limited quantity of these cameras released in 1954-1955. 


 






 

PK1305 - Lubitel-2  #55084453.

 

  

PK1307. Camera identical to PK1305, but with totally different nameplate markings (see picture below). ZT-5 shutter, speeds - 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/200s + B. GOMZ logo embossed on the top plate. Date prefix in the serial number. Tripod thread 3/8''. The limited quantity of these cameras released in 1954-1955. 


 





 

PK1307 - Lubitel-2  #55237977.

 

  

PK1310. Camera identical to PK1305, but without date prefix in the serial number already. Slightly different nameplate with Cyrillic engravings (see picture below). 6-digits serial number. 


 




PK1315. Camera identical to PK1310, but with 5-digits in the serial number. May exist and other variations. 

 

PK1310 - Lubitel-2  #147024.

 

  

PK1320. Very uncommon to find version of early Lubitel-2 camera. Totally different nameplate again (see picture below). 5-digits serial number. No otherwise different.


PK1325. Camera identical to PK1320, but with slightly changed nameplate again (see picture below). 6-digits serial number. Investigated camera has s/n #196667 (SovietCams). An earliest so far known camera has s/n #167732 (A.Nikitin coll.).


 



 

PK1320 - Lubitel-2  #79705.

 

  

PK1330. Camera identical to PK1307, but without date prefix in the serial number already. 6-digits serial number. This early Lubitel-2 camera is no otherwise different from PK1320. Still uncommon to find nowadays.


 



PK1335. Camera identical to PK1330, but with 4-digits serial number already. Investigated camera has s/n #5287 (SovietCams). An earliest so far known camera has s/n #5287 (SovietCams).

 

PK1330 - Lubitel-2  #171327.

 

  

PK1340. Seems to be the 1st export version of the particular camera. No more additional metal  plate inside the body on the rear door. Still old sequence of shutter speeds (see picture below). "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the filter's compartment door already. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #000251 (A.Nikitin coll.).


 







 

PK1340 - Lubitel-2  #045141.

 

  

PK1350. New shutter ZT-8 (c.1959) with speeds: 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s + B. Cyrillic markings. 6 - digits serial number. No otherwise visually different from K1310. "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the filter's compartment door.


 










 

PK1350 - Lubitel-2  #044663.

 

  

PK1355. Camera identical to PK1350, but with new export nameplate, which will become regular on late Lubitel-2 cameras. New shutter speeds sequence. 6 - digits serial number. Was intended mainly for United Kingdom market. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #000398 (K.Harrison coll.).


Need to mention, that all early Lubitel-2 cameras come with brown leatherette ever-ready cases. Gomz logotype on the case frontplate.


 



 

PK1355 - Lubitel-2  #016554.

 

  


 

 

 

2nd version (LOOMP)

 

 

 

 
  

PK1360. Very uncommon version with "LOOMP" markings on the lens (Loomp stands for Leningradskoe Objedinenije Optiko-Mehanicheskich Predprijatij). New style nameplate in Cyrillic characters again. No more Gomz logotype on the top plate (see picture below). The limited quantities released in 1962-1964. No otherwise different from PK1350.



 

PK1360 - Lubitel-2  #076353.

 

  

PK1365. Camera identical to PK1360, but with export markings already. "LOOMP" markings on the lens (see picture below). An earliest so far known camera has s/n #003266 (Sidnei Caetano Lorenzi Jr. coll.).


 







 

PK1365 - Lubitel-2  #016055.

 

  

PK1370. Even more uncommon Lubitel-2 camera with LOOMP markings. White markings on the black lens frontplate. 5 digits serial number with mysterious character "T". Nameplate in Cyrillic characters. "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the filter's compartment door.


PK1375. Camera identical to PK1370, but with export markings in the nameplate. Very uncommon to find camera. The upper lens is totally black already (see picture below).


 




 

PK1375 - Lubitel-2  #68221-T.

 

  


 

 

 

3rd version (LOMO)

 

 

 

 
  

PK1380. Camera identical to PK1375, but with new "LOMO" markings on the lens already (c.1965). New standard tripod thread 1/4'' on the bottom plate (3/8'' was used on early Lubitel-2 cameras). Cyrillic markings on the nameplate. Binary "MADE IN USSR" markings on the filter's compartment door.


PK1385. Camera identical to PK1380, but with export markings already. No otherwise different.


 


PK1390. Camera identical to PK1380, but with old 3/8'' tripod thread on the bottom plate yet. Cyrillic markings on the nameplate.

 

PK1385 - Lubitel-2  #036884-T.

 

  

PK1395. Camera identical to PK1385, but with old 3/8'' tripod thread on the bottom plate yet. An export markings on the nameplate. Known cameras have s/n #000636-T and s/n #052450-T (SovietCams).


PK1400. One more variation of black lens camera. Identical to PK1380, but without the mysterious character "T" already. Cyrillic markings on the nameplate. No otherwise visually different.

 

PK1405. Camera identical to PK1400, but with export markings already.

 

PK1400 - Lubitel-2  #052129.

 

  

PK1410. Further evolution of the particular camera. Regular Lubitel-2 design again - white lens disk with engraved markings on it. The particular camera opposite is unique since bearing serial number #000001 on the lens! Export markings on the nameplate. No otherwise different.


PK1415. Camera identical to PK1410, with few exceptions: slightly different nameplate (see picture below) and old 3/8'' tripod thread. Investigated camera has s/n #074472 (SovietCams).


 



 

PK1410 - Lubitel-2  #000001.

 

  

PK1420. So called "NO-NAME" version of Lubitel-2 camera. Was intended for export markets with distributors nameplate. Camera #011220 opposite was found in Alain Berry (France) collection.



 








 

 

PK1420 - Lubitel-2  #011220.

 

  

PK1425. Camera identical to PK1410, but with Cyrillic markings again. Seems to be the last Lubitel-2 version with Cyrillic markings indeed. No otherwise different. 



 




PK1430. Camera identical to PK1425, but under name "Sputnik" now. Not discount the possibility of beeing fake, since it's quite easy to replace the prism of stereo camera "Sputnik" with "Lubitel" one and vice versa.

 

PK1425 - Lubitel-2  #150100.

 

  

PK1435. Camera identical to PK1410, but with date prefix in serial number already, as on earliest PK1305 camera. Limited quantities released in 1974. Nameplate characters are still relief as on previous types. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #7412188 (eBay, 2010).


 










 

PK1435 - Lubitel-2  #7414090.

 

  

PK1440. Seems to be latest version of Lubitel-2 camera. Nameplate characters are not relief already (silkscreened on the plain surface). Can be found nameplates with regular black, brown or green shapes (see brown one on picture below). Released in big quantites  in 1974-1980. No otherwise different.



 







 

 

PK1440 - Lubitel-2  #7445091.

 

  


 

 

 

4th version (export)

 

 

 

 
  

PK1445. Very uncommon export version, under name "Global-676". An old ZT-5 shutter, speeds - 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/200s + B. This camera have no any markings to identify the manufacturer, so only 6-digits serial number and "4.5/75" on the lens frontplate.  Released for Australia market in very small quantities (PK1445 + PK1450 -  appr. 1000 items).


 





 

PK1445 - Lubitel-2  #000838.

 

  

PK1450. Camera identical to PK1445, but with new shutter ZT-8 already. Speeds: 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s + B. No otherwise different. more common in comparison with PK1445.



 







 

PK1450 - Lubitel-2  #000866.

 

  

PK1455. Camera identical to PK1420 "No-Name" version (see above), but under export name "LUNA". Intended for Greece market. Very uncommon to find. The picture of sample below was found in private collection in Greece.


 



PK1460. Under export name "Kalimar TLR100" (c. 1975). Was intended for USA market. Quite uncommon to find either. 

 

 

PK1460 - Lubitel-2  #7762353.