Chaika (camera)

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Chaika 2
Chaika-3

Chaika (Russian: Чайка) was a series of Soviet 35mm half-frame cameras produced by BELOMO from 1965 to 1974. The name came from call sign of the first woman in space - Valentina Tereshkova. Over 2 million Chaika cameras were produced. All models of the Chaika cameras have metal case.

Chaika cameras share the following basic specifications:

  • Film used — 35-mm in standard cassette (135 type)
  • Frame size — 18×24 mm
  • Lens — Industar-69 (Tessar-type) ... mounted by LTM-like thread of 39 mm diameter
  • Focal length 28 mm
  • Diaphragm scale from 2.8 to 16
  • Focusing: 0.8 m to infinite
  • Leaf shutter ... behind the lens
  • Adjustable shutter speeds 1/30 - 1/250 sec and "B"
  • Flash synchronisation

Camera models[edit]

  • Chaika (1965-1967)
  • Chaika-2 (1967-1972)
  • Chaika-2M (1972-1974)
  • Chaika-3 (1971-1973) with selenium lightmeter and without "B" speed

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