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The only apparent changes in this camera are the engraving, the lens and the shutter. This camera was produced from 1956 to 1960. The case for this camera is made of brown plastic or leather marked Moscow 5. Interestingly enough some of these cameras have lenses that are not threaded for filters [2].


Produced: 1956-1960
Name: „Москва-5“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 6x9/6x6 cm.
Lens: Industar-24  3.5/105.
Shutter: 1s, 1/2s, 1/5s, 1/10s, 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s + B.

Quantity: 216.457 units.

Thanks to L.Šimkus  for camera #5810260 donation.


Sample of Moskva-5 preseries camera.



At least 4 versions of Moskva-5 are known to exist:





1st version

Very uncommon preseries version of the particular camera, or so called Moskva-5 "Square Logo". KMZ logotype on the top plate. Moment-24C shutter, Industar-24M 3.5/105m lens. Small viewfinder's window (13x8mm).   2 visible screws around the tripod thread. Appr. 250 units made in 1956.


Sample of Moskva-5 (1st version).



2nd version

The 1st productional version of the particular camera.  Camera identical to 1st version, but with new markings already. KMZ logotype now is moved to the rear plate. No more square rim on the top plate.  Moment-24C shutter, Industar-24M 3.5/105m lens. Small viewfinder's window (13x8mm).   2 visible screws around the tripod thread (see picture on the left below). Appr. 10000 units made in 1956-1957.



Moskva-5 (2nd version)  #56004957.



3rd version

The most common version with big viewfinder's window (14x9mm) already. Round rangefinder's window now is bigger size either.  New mechanics (larger) of the shutter realease inside the body. New design of frame switch knob on the top plate. Still Moment-24C shutter, Industar-24M 3.5/105m lens (some of them have date prefix in serial number). No more visible screws around the tripod thread (see picture on the right above). More than 200000 units made in 1957-1960.


Moskva-5 (3rd version)  #5810260.



4th version

Camera identical to 3rd version, but with Moment-24 shutter now. Shutter itself has 4 digits serial number, instead of regular 7-digits serial number with date prefix. Very uncommon to find nowadays.