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Lensrentals12-Nov-2013 13:13
Shot with a Kiev 3 with Ilford B&W film which is actually a Contax clone manufactured by the Russians after WWII as part of their reparations agreement after the war. Very interesting backstory. It's a beautiful, precision manufactured hunk of metal that doubles as a weapon in an emergency. Mine was probably made in the late 1950's and when I bought it, it still worked like a dream. Tragically, it suffers from an Achilles Heel in that the Arsenal Thread which drives the Venitian Shutters tends to wear out and break. I attempted some DIY surgery and ended up with a rather nice conversation piece :/
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