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The Moskva-2 was a sophisticated rollfilm camera with coupled rangefinder. It was a self-erecting folding camera for type No. 120 film rolls. Its opening button released the front door as well as a two-frame Newton-type viewfinder. Its solid sturdy metal body was covered with soft black leatherette. The camera supported two formats by means of an optional small format frame and a back with two red windows.
The camera had a rangefinder setup similar to that of German Ikonta rangefinder cameras. The special trick to couple it to the focusable lens in the folder's front standard was that its movable part was separated from the rangefinder's body on top of the camera. This separate optical part was mounted on the front standard and had to be unfolded after having unfolded the camera. The little wheel of that separate rangefinder front lens had to be used to adjust distance setting while looking through the rangefinder's ocular. The camera had a 110mm f4.5 lens in a "Moment" shutter for speeds 1 to 1/250 sec plus B mode. The shutter had to be released by pressing the button beside the film advance wheel. The button was locked after exposure until the advance wheel was turned again.