GOMZ stands for Gosularstvennyi Optiko-Mekhanicheskii Zavod (State Optical-Mechanical Factory). Founded in 1932 near Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), the GOMZ factory is one of the oldest of Soviet optical companies. It made several of the most common Soviet cameras like the Smena series and the Lubitel TLRs, and also the World's second 35mm film single-eyed reflex camera Sport. It also made selenium meters.
In 1965, the factory changed its name to LOMO or Leningradskoe Optiko Mekhanichesko Obedinenie (Leningrad Optical-Mechanical Union). Under that name it continued a number of camera lines, as well as developed new designs.
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- Liliput 1937-1940
- Maliutka 1939-1940
- Sokol Automat
- Sport, possibly the world's first 35mm SLR
- Moment (instant)
- S-13 gun camera
- Leningrad 2
- Leningrad 3
- Leningrad 4
- Leningrad 5
- Leningrad 6
- Leningrad 7
- Leningrad 8
- Princelle, Jean-Loup. The Authentic Guide to Russian and Soviet Cameras. Hove Foto Books, 2nd edition, 1995. 200 pages. ISBN 1874031630.
- GOMZ Cameras at USSRPhoto.com
- Lubitel pages at Antique Russian Camera
- GOMZ page at Collection G. Even's site
- Cameras and User manuals at www.collection-appareils.fr
- Gomz Sokol Automat in Andrys Stienstra's camera collection
- ↑ государственний оптико-механический завод