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Arsenal ARSAT Kiev

Custom SALUT-C Vega-12 2.8 90mm CLA (Kiev-88 Hasselblad) 6x6 medium format very rare

Custom SALUT-C Vega-12 2.8 90mm CLA (Kiev-88 Hasselblad) 6x6 medium format very rare

Regular price $335.00 USD
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Russian medium format 6х6 Salyut-C camera (USSR)
(like Kiev-88 or Hasselblad)

Customized with Soviet or Red Army symbols

Including original passport from the factory where serial numbers are entered.
Such a kit is extremely rare.

Fully working condition. CLA'd (cleaned, lubricated, adjusted).
The camera body has been tested for function by a specialist. All mechanical parts work perfectly.

Manufacturer: Arsenalwerk ARSAT (Kiev, USSR) 
Manufactured: 1972-1980 
Number: ± 30.000 pieces


Medium format camera Salut-S
Lens Vega-12 2.8 90mm
Two camera magazines
Waist Level Finder
Two light filters or shoulder strap
Original leather case
Original instructions/passport

Unlike the later KIEV models with brass gears, the SALUT cameras had one made of steel.
This is much more stable and durable.

Salyut-S (or Salut-S = Салют-C) is a medium format SLR film system camera, manufactured by Arsenal factory, in Kiev, Ukraine, former USSR and produced between 1972-1980, amount about 30.000 .
First models of Salyut were probably the near copies of Hasselblad 1000F or 1600F. Salyut-S is the very modified model of the first Salyut, and a modified lens mount which has the same thread and adds to the known shutter adjustment piston. This allows complete automation of the lenses and the use of extension tubes and a teleconverter. The Salyut / Kiev 88 models are sometimes affectionately called "Hasselbladski" because of their resemblance to a Hasselblad.

The Salut was the first attempt of the Soviet camera industry to produce a sophisticated medium format camera. It was probably a copy of the Hasselblad 1600. The Soviets claimed that both the Hasselblad and Salut came from a Nazi prototype, but none of these alleged predecessors were ever seen, so this origin is doubtful.
These cameras were very expensive with 400 rubles, which corresponded to the average Soviet citizen a salary of 6 months. This means that the production was very limited and these cameras are rare.

Lens "Vega-12B" 2.8/90 mm
Type / Format:   Universal
Features: Iris portrait lens with the effect of spin colorful bokeh background
Mounting: bayonet V
Production year / Country: 1976, USSR
Manufacturer: "Arsenal" ARSAT
Appearance / Condition: Micro-scratches on the optic, no fungus on the lens, little dust in the optical block. The diaphragm works, no oil.
Focal length: 90 mm


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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