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1988. 120 film SLR camera. 6x6 exposures. Improved Salyut-S.

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Kiev Arsenal: Kiev 88 camera

Camera featured in these collections: ale1981 CommunistWolf Cameraturk camerasofyesteryear mtu71

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Date
Condition Price
 2008-03-16
 B+
 $119
 2007-12-09
 B-C
 $248
 2006-12-03
 C
 $219
 2005-05-29
 B
 $209
 2004-05-29
 A-
 $301
 2003-02-28
 B
 $291
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$235
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by Ross » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:20 pm

I have one of these, the full kit in it's original case.
When it arrived from the Ukraine it had been very badly packed and was well shaken up.
The shutter stuck open on the first attempt at firing it.
I removed the lens mount and the inner body plates and started to poke around.
It did not take long to find a tiny flake of chrome had got caught in a gear and stopped it rotating.
A quick clean and all was returned to normal function.
I think of this camera as being a rather beautiful thing and it lives in a glass display case, coming out to get cycled through it's function only. It was only just over 20 years from deciding that i might one day have one to actually getting it.
Now i am well aware that a Hasslebladski is not a prestige classy camera, but i am fond of this.
Family heirloom now.
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by arnstone » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:58 am

Looks like a great camera to me! I would love to have one.

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by diser » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:50 am

These were somewhat rare among photo enthusiasts even in the USSR.

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