The Kiev 60. It was the camera that got me into medium format film photography, and for better or worse, the one that I love, and the one that frustrates me the most. A Soviet tank of a camera — the T-34 if you will — it’s not one that you want to lug up […]
Category: Kiev film camera reviews
Kiev is brand of photographic equipment including cameras manufactured by the Arsenal Factory in Kiev, Ukraine. The camera nameplates show the name “KIEV”, with older cameras using “КИЕВ” or “КИЇВ”.
The company produced 35mm rangefinder cameras based on the German Contax range, 35mm SLRs, and perhaps most memorably, the Salyut, Kiev 88 and Kiev 88CM 6×6 SLR camera range, modeled after the famous Hasselblad 1000F.
The mighty Salyut-S; Or how I learned to love a Hasselbladski
While there were a number of different models made – see below – the Soviet copy of Hasselblad’s 1600F modular camera is commonly known as a Kiev, which was both a model name and a reference to it’s place of manufacture, The Arsenal, or more correctly, the Arsenal State Enterprise of Special Instrumentation in Kiev […]