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|Smena-2 GOMZ type 4 (produced from 1955) image by Süleyman Demir (Image rights)|
|Smena-2 by MMZ image by Siim Vahur (Image rights)|
Main differences from Smena-1 are added synchronizer and self-timer.
These cameras were designed to be inexpensive and accessible to the public. It is a very simple viewfinder camera made of bakelite. It has a removable back and uses cassette to cassette film transport. All controls are on the lens/shutter barrel.
The list of all Smena models is in the article Smena Series by GOMZ & MMZ & LOMO.
| Smena-2, MMZ type 2a (1959-61), w/MMZ logo on lens and the rear door
image by indrek indrek (Image rights)
- Engraving on the right side of the camera: СДЕЛАНО В СССР ( = Sdelano v SSSR = Made in USSR)
- Embossing on the back cover: GOMZ logo that means made by GOMZ
- MMZ made cameras have the MMZ logo on the lens
- Lens: GOMZ T-22 (Triplet) 40mm f/4.5 filter slip-on, serial no. none
- Aperture: up to f/22, setting: ring and scale on front of the lens
- Focus range: 1.3-10m +inf
- Focusing: manual front focusing, guess the distance, ring and scale on the lens
- Shutter: central leaf shutter, speeds: 1/10-1/200 +B; setting: ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
- Shutter release: on the top-plate
- Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel
- Frame counter: manual reset, on the top-plate, not works wo/ the film in the camera
- Winding knob: on the top-plate
- Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
- Re-wind lever: none, two cassettes must use always
- Flash PC socket: old type, on the lens-shutter barrel
- Memory dial : on the winding knob
- Self-timer: lever on the lens-shutter barrel
- Back cover: removable, opens by a latch on the left side of the camera
- Tripod socket: 3/8"
- Strap lugs: none
- Body: bakelite; Weight: 273g
- Serial no. on the right side of the camera
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Typing is as to Alexander Komarov in Fotoua
- ↑ There are useful books about cameras of former USSR and have classifications also.
- ↑ Pages from the the book of former USSR cameras by Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin
- ↑ Discussion about classifications in the books of Princelle and Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin in USSR Photo Forum