KRASNOGORSK-3 16mm Super16 option Movie Cine Camera Meteor-5-1 17-69mm f1.9 zoom b

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Russian Krasnogorsk-3   16mm Movie Cinema Camera with Meteor 5-1 Zoom lens USSR bayonet

Can be converted to Super16 (£189 including new film gate and lens re-centering).

Very good working condition.

Considered the "Russian Bolex" in the film industry because of it's high quality build. Can be converted to Super-16. 

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 become 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 on the bus using a K-3. There is a photo of Spike holding a K-3 on the cover of the soundtrack CD.

The Krasnogorsk-3 features:

17-69mm f 1.9 zoom precision Zenit Lens

Continuously variable speed from 8-48 fps

Single-frame animation

Rotating mirror beam splitter

Movie counter


Lens: Meteor 5-1 F = 17-69mm, f / 1: 1.9

Film: 16 mm color or black and white, size of a frame: 10,05 x 7,6 mm

Frames per second (shutter speed) range: à8 (1/20), 12 (1/30), 16 (1/40), 24 (1/60), 32 (1/80), 48 (1/120) , and single frame

The half automatic aperture setting with the thru-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter provides the high accuracy of the film exposure

The matte screen provides the clearance setting control

The parallaxless reflex viewfinder provides the complete correspondence of the shot with the shot frame, appearing on the movie film

Spring motor-drive works without any battery, one cocking provide 5m film winding

The half-automatic movie loading the film track simplifiers and make it faster

Apertures 1.9 -22

Minimum focusing distance 2m (without close up lens)

Semiautomatic aperture setting

77x 0.75 mm filter thread

Movie counter

Viewfinder has diopter correction (+5 ...- 4)

Overall camera dimensions (without hand grip): 326 x 104 x 194 mm

Weight: 3,2 kg (camera and lens), 6 kg (All)


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