|Cosmic 35 - English badged version of Smena 8|
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The Smena 8 is a plastic-bodied 35mm Viewfinder camera made from 1963 to 1971 by the LOMO company in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia - one of a series of Smena cameras. The Smena 8 is actually a modernized Smena 6 with a film rewind knob added (Smena 6 used a two-cassette system); sadly, as opposed to the Smena 8m, the Smena 8 does not offer choice of working with one or two cassettes. It is fitted with a 40mm f/4.0 lens called T-43. Shutter speeds are B, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, and 1/250 sec, with flash synch (at all shutter speeds for electronic flashes, while 1/15 sec and B for flash bulbs). The shutter release can be locked down by turning whilst pressed (this feature unlocks the frame counter sprocket for winding the film back). The camera has a self-timer and a cocking mechanism that is not integrated into the film advance wheel. The Smena 8 was also sold as the Cosmic 35 and the Global 35 in English-speaking countries.
A further version of the Smena 8 is the Smena 9, which has no self-timer (it is the Smena 7 with a film rewind knob added).
|Smena 8 "Great October 50"|
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- Type: viewfinder camera
- Manufacturers: GOMZ/LOMO
- Year of launch: 1963
- Film: 35mm
- Lens: T-43 triplet 40mm f/4
- Shutter: leaf, manually cocked
- Shutter speeds 1/15 sec. to 1/250 sec. and B
- Aperture: f4 to f16
- Focusing range: 1 m to infinity
- Selftimer: mechanical
- Film transport: manual, without double exposure safety
- Tripod socket: 3/8"