Sociedad Ibero-Americana de la Historia
de la Fotografia Museo Fotográfico y Archivo Historico "Adolfo Alexander"
Fórum Yahoo [maquinas russas]
A complete unknown Russian Large format camera.
This 9x12 format camera and was shown at Brussels Fair 1958.
The pictures were taken from Sovietskoe Foto magazine November 1957
Design of A.Vorozhbit
Photo 1. The General view of the camera
Photo 2. The camera with the basic accessories:
Range-viewfinder with parallax compensation / Camera bag / Instant film back and bag / Rollfilm adapter (60mm) / Plate chassis.
Photo 3. The camera with turned back
Photo 4. The camera with range viewfinder and detachable handle
Revolving back. German and Graflex compatible single or double chassis 9x12 & 4x5”
Closed dimensions: 160х160х85 mm (160x160x55mm without back movement)
Opened base positions: 90º for normal use, 105º for wide angle use.
Front displacement : +/-17 mm,
Fall =5 mm (when base is at 90º. Much more with base at 105º), Rise = 30 mm
Rotation +/-10 ° (vertical axis) 15 ° (horizontal)
weight with basic objective: 2,2 kg
Back movement 60mm (on each corner)
Full bellows movement = 280mm
Sheet film, Roll film “Rada” type and “Moment” back Polaroid type
Two position handle gripping.
Uncoupled rangefinder having optical finder for 140/135mm and 80mm fields and parallax compensation
Focusing via matte screen but camera has an universal scale of distances which allows the use of any objective from 9,0 up to 21,0 cm focal length
Objectives Plate coupling “Industar -55” 1:4.5/140mm and “Orion” 1:6;3/80mm giving 86º horizontal coverage.
“Moment” shutter size 0 B-1 – 1/250 “X” synchro shared by the two lenses. (this is the same shutter used on Moskva cameras.
Pic. 13. Camera 9x12cm: (from instruction manual)
1- camera, 2- objective, 3 camera cover, 4- rack and pinion, 5 - chassis holder, 6- plate chassis, 7- rollfilm adapter, 8 – adapter for instant pictures “Moment”, 9- objective board, 10- color filters
Photo 5. The camera positioned for be used with wide angle lens
Photo 6. The camera mounted with the film adapter and the range -view-finder
Photo 7. The camera seen with the board fitting interchangeable objective