Reporter type 2b image by Alexander Komarov

Professionalnaya Klappkamera Reporter is a medium format strut folding plate camera made by GOMZ, and produced between 1937-40 with quantity 1150 units.

Репортер=Reporter is a half Plaubel Makina (format, body appearance, struts, rangefinder), half Zeiss Ikon Deckrullo-Nettel (focal plane shutter). But the Reporter is not a mere copy.

There are 3 types and one subtype of the Reporter. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Some featuresEdit

  • Format: 6.5x9cm plate film or 6x9cm roll film with roll film with adapter
  • Shutter: Deck-Rouleau focal plane shutter, speeds: 1/5-1/1000 + D (B), K (T)
  • Lens: GOMZ Industar-7 10.5cm f/3.5
  • Bellows: strut folding
  • Viewfinder: coupled viewfinder/rangefinder
  • Focusing: matching rangefinder images or groundglass focusing
  • Body: metal

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Model info and typing are as to Alexander Komarov.[1]
  2. There are usefull books about cameras of former USSR and have classifications also.
  3. Pages from the the book of former USSR cameras by Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin
  4. Discussion about clasifications in the books of Princelle and Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin in USSR Photo Forum


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