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The Kiev 88 is the most well-known of the Kiev cameras. Produced by the Arsenal factory in Ukraine, the Kiev 88 was a slight revision of the Salyut which in turn was a copy of the Hasselblad 1600 F.

The Kiev 88 is best known as an inexpensive entry-level medium format SLR. Quality control is generally understood to be rather poor on these cameras.

There are, however, some very high-quality lenses available for Kiev-88 cameras at very low prices. The most well-known is the Arsat 30mm f/3.5 fisheye lens, available for around $200, whose nearest rival bears a price tag closer to $6000.

The Kiev 88 originally used a screw thread but was later modified to take the Pentacon Six mount. This version is called the Kiev 88СМ.

Arax makes customized variants of the camera.

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Praktisix and Pentacon Six lens mount
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Exakta 66 | Pentacon Six | Praktisix | Kiev 6C | Kiev 60 | Kiev 88СМ | Arax

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