The Vesna (Весна = spring) is a compact little bakelite 35mm viewfinder camera without a maker's name, but a logo on the lens mount and on the camera's case indicates it was made by MMZ (Minsk Mechanical Factory) c.1960. It takes 24×32mm exposures, the frame counter is numbered to 44. Film advance is by a knurled wheel in the housing top right side; there is no provision for film rewind. It has a f/4.5 40mm lens in a six-speed shutter.
The later models, named Vesna 2, have a five-speed shutter and a slightly different body style, some also have a red or green panel on the top front.
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