The Kiev-30 is a subminiature camera of Soviet production. For transport in the vest pocket it is collapsible to 3/4 of its size. On the camera back is a two slice analog calculator for shutter/aperture determination with ASA-value and weather symbols as input variables. Its concept is a little like that of the Minolta-16, but it has the advantage of having a third thumb-wheel for focusing that appears when the camera is opened for use. It was the first Kiev subminiature camera that uses cassettes with unperforated film to achieve a larger frame size, but even Minolta 16 cassettes may fit.
|image by Uwe Kulick (Image rights)|
- Type: subminiature viewfinder camera (or "spy camera")
- Manufacturer: Arsenal
- year of production: 1981
- Film: 16mm
- Frame size: 13×17mm
- Lens: Industar-M 1:3.5/23mm
- Aperture: 1:3.5, 1:4, 1:5.6, 1:8, and 1:11
- Shutter: speeds 1/30 sec., 1/60 sec. and 1/200 sec.
- Focusing: 50 cm to infinity
- Viewfinder: like a frame finder, but inside the body and with a glass window
- Dimensions: collapsed 84×46×27mm, otherwise 108×46×27mm
- Weight: 178 g
- Kiev 30 manual at Butkus.org
- Kiev 30 on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand (in French)