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This very rare camera is only 47x23x17mm in size and takes regular Minox cassettes for negatives 8x11mm. Made by a special KMZ workshop near Moscow. Easily operated by a sliding lever for transport and shutter (exposure time 1/60 sec). Fixed focus set at 10 inches. To take a photograph, position the object on a desktop, take the camera in both hands with lens downwards and position your elbows left and right laterally to the object, which will amount in a focus-film distance of about 10 inches. The lens is a multi-coated, high performance 5-element Carl Zeiss Lamegon f 3.5 f=8mm (equivalent to a 28mm wide-angle lens in 35mm photography, 75° angle), the same lens is also used in the East German Venus-Z camera. Very sturdy and reliable mechanism, the film pressure plate stays retracted while the film is transported which means a smooth and easy transport (the pressure plate is activated by the release knob !) A similar camera is illustrated in 'Keith Melton, Ultimate Spy, Expanded Edition', page 101

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KGB Spy Camera 'Zodchi', c.1985

Estimate €4,000 - €5,000Mar 10, 2018