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Absolutely RARE Zenith-80 CLA'd 6x6 camera collectors item Salut Kiev-88 EXPORT

Absolutely RARE Zenith-80 CLA'd 6x6 camera collectors item Salut Kiev-88 EXPORT

Regular price $444.00 USD
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Film Format: 6x6 cm

Brand: Arsenal ARSAT Kiev Arax

Series: Salyut Salut-S Kiev-88

Type: Medium Format

Format: 6x6 cm

EAN: Does not apply

Focus Type: Manual Focus

Model: Zenith-80 Salyut

Features: Manual Program Modes,Multiple Exposure

MPN: Does not apply

Film Type: Medium Format Roll

Colour: Black

 Medium format SLR Zenith-80 export version of Salut camera.

Fully working condition. CLA'd (cleaned, lubricated, adjusted).

Very rare version of the Russian copy of the famous Hasselblad medium format camera. Collector's item, rarity R4.

Very few such cameras have been made. Real collector's item.
Less common export version of Salyut camera, under name "Zenith-80". Fitted with Industar-29 2.8/80mm lens. "Made in USSR" markings on the side-plate.
Then came the Salyut-S which was exported under the name of the Zenith 80. It’s a copy of the Hasselblad 1000F.

These cameras were very expensive at 400 Rubles, which represented 6 months salary to the average Soviet citizen. This means that production was very limited and these cameras and lenses are rare. Variation three can also be found marked Zenit 80 and were produced for TO&E in England

Camera type SLR camera
Film format 120 / medium format
Focus Manual
Viewfinder waist level viewfinder
Shutter speeds 1/1000s to 1/2s, Bulb
Bulb mode Yes
Built-in Flash No
Tripod thread Yes
Cable release thread Yes
Power supply Not necessary
Production country Soviet Union, Ukraine

The Salyut (later Kiev-88) was very expensive when it was built, about half a year’s salary for an average Soviet worker,
and was therefore sold and produced in very small numbers. This means that production has been very limited and these cameras and lenses are rare.

The camera is very robust and does what it should do:
a lot of fun and, above all, VERY good photos that are in no way inferior to those of an expensive ROLLEI or HASSELBLAD.

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Usual shipping time (with tracking) to EU 7-25 days, USA and Canada 10-35 days, other world 15-45 days. 

This is a used item and may have traces of usage. Purchasing old/vintage/used equipment please make sure it is compatible with your new cameras, lenses etc. you are going to use it with. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. 

Return Policy 

If you are not satisfied for any reason with any item you have purchased, you can return it within 14 days after receiving it. 
Please, make sure the item is packed and shipped it in the same condition you have received it. 
Full refund will be issued after I receive the item back. Buyers have to pay for the return shipping, except for receiving wrong or defective items. In those cases I will cover your shipping expenses (applied only for economy international shipping services).
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