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).


  • 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"