Smena 6

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The Smena 6 is a 35mm viewfinder camera made by GOMZ and LOMO in the USSR, from 1961 to 1969. it was designed to use 35mm film running between two cassettes, rather than the more recent, and more common, method of rewinding back to a single cassette. There were many small variations of the Smena 6[1]

The Smena 7 is identical to the 6 but without the self timer. This model lasted a little longer, to 1971[2].

The Smena 6 was an upgraded Smena 5, adding flash synchronisation, a self timer, an extra, slower shutter speed (1/15) and lens coating, whilst deleting the strap lugs.

The Smena 6 & 7 were replaced by the Smena 8 / Cosmic 35 and Smena 9, which used conventional single-cassette film but were otherwise unchanged.


  • Type: viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturers: GOMZ and LOMO
  • Year of launch: 1961
  • Film: 35mm
  • Lens: T-43 triplet 40mm f/4, stopping to f/16, focusing 1m to infinity
  • Shutter: leaf, manually cocked, speeds 1/15 sec. to 1/250 sec. and B


  1. Aidas Pikiotas lists some of the variants on his Smena 6 page
  2. Smena 7 on