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Super16 Krasnogorsk-3 converted 1.66:1 M42 USSR Cine Movie Camera K-3 KMZ K3

Super16 Krasnogorsk-3 converted 1.66:1 M42 USSR Cine Movie Camera K-3 KMZ K3

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Model: Krasnogorsk-3

Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation

Custom Bundle: No

Format: Super 16

Series: Krasnogorsk

Type: mirror reflex SLR

Features: Dioptric Adjustment,UV Filter

Bundled Items: Case

Color: Black

Year Manufactured: 1990s

Film Format: Super16

Focus Type: Manual

Brand: Krasnogorsk KMZ

 K3 Super16 Krasnogorsk-3 M42 Cine Camera K-3
Meteor 5-1 17-69mm f1.9 zoom lens

The camera is converted to Super16 (1.66:1 ratio) film format
(new film gate and lens recentering).
  • The camera and lens has been checked, serviced and set correctly.
  • Loop formers are removed.
  • The viewfinder is adjusted.

Super 16 is an image format used in film productions.
Super-16 is located on the picture field of 12.35×7.42mm (width time height). The image side ratio is 5 to 3 or 1:1.66. In contrast to the ordinary picture on 16 mm film, Super 16 offers more than 20 percent more usable negative image area, and thus a better resolution.

The Krasnogorsk-3 (Красногорск-3) is a 16-mm windup camera  made in the former Soviet Union. 

The K-3 has been adopted by many film schools, including the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television. It has a semi-automatic diaphragm setting.

Its low price, rugged construction and sophisticated optics have made it very popular with both beginning filmmakers and professionals. Among the K-3's credits are music videos for the Spin Doctors and Suicidal Tendencies.

Director Spike Lee shot some of the footage in his film Get On The Bus using a K3. There is a photo of Spike holding a K-3 on the cover of the soundtrack CD.

The Krasnogorsk-3 features:

17-69mm f1.9 zoom precision Zenit Lens
Electronic exposure meter
Continuously variable speed from 8-48 fps
Single-frame animation
Rotating mirror beam-splitter
Film counter


Usual shipping time (with tracking) to EU 7-17 days, USA and Canada   9-35 days, other world   12-45 days. In very rare cases it may be due to customs issues or holiday delays.

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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