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The Kiev 4 Camera

There are a bunch of cheap Russian rangefinders on the market, but the Kiev is not one of them. It's usually priced significantly higher than your average Fed-5. I bought a Kiev, mostly out of curiosity, but have realized that I lucked into buying a very nice little camera. It's got a fast 1.9 lens, is sturdily built and is a bit more error-friendly than the typical Russian camera of that era.

This camera is a clone of an old Contax model. The Soviets often imitated successful foreign cameras like Leicas and Contaxes.

Toy Cameras


Diana Camera

Russian Cameras

Fed 3

Fed 5

Fed Micron

Kiev 4
Kiev 35
Zenit E


Olympus XA2
Olympus 35 RC
Twin Lens Reflex (TLR)

Pearl River