- Created on Friday, 07 September 2007 20:00
- Last Updated on Saturday, 15 December 2012 13:45
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This website (as well as the discussion list) are dedicated to sharing information and resources on motion picture equipment designed and built in Russia and the former Soviet Union (USSR), mainly (but not exclusively) the Kinor 16mm, Kinor 35mm and Konvas series 35mm motion picture cameras, and LOMO lenses.
Things you will often see talked about here are the beautiful Russian Lomo lenses (and how some are even using them on their HD cameras); the MOS Konvas 1M, 2M, 7M, and 8M 35mm cinema cameras; the quieter, more studio oriented, 35mm Kinor 35C and 35H; the Rodina 35mm; the Temp SKL; the PSK, KSU, KSK, & KSM 35mm cameras; the Druzhba 35mm; the Kinor 16, and sometimes the Krasnogorsk-3 (K3) & Kiev 16mm cameras, among other Russian Cinema Gear. We do talk a lot about cinema though, and don't always necessarily stay in the realm of Russian made film equipment.
A Few 35mm Konvas 1M and 2M features:
- Made to use Oct-18 (1M) or OCT-19 (2M) mounted Lomo Lenses, but can be converted to use PL mounted lenses
- Both 200ft and 400ft magazines available
- Turret mount for quick lens changes (1M only)
- 8fps, 12fps, 24fps, 25fps, and 32fps with the 17ep Crystal Sync motor (there is also an electronic motor available)
- Can be used with both KS and B&H perforated films.
- Inexpensive MOS camera - average costs between $1000 and $2500 US dollars for a fully loaded camera (including motor, magazines, lenses, and batteries)
A Few 35mm Kinor 35C and 35H features:
- Made to use OCT-19 mounted Lomo Lenses, but can be converted to use PL mounted lenses
- 400ft, 500ft, and 1000ft magazines available
- 8fps, 12fps, 24fps, 25fps, and 32fps with Crystal Sync motor
- Can be converted to run B&H perforated film (cost is usually around $500 US dollars)
- Inexpensive self-blimped camera - average costs between $5000 and $12000 US dollars for a fully loaded camera (including motor, magazines, lenses, and batteries)