MINT!!! Krasnogorsk-3 16mm Movie Camera Zoom K-3 K3 Super16 Ultra16 Arri PL M42

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MINT ! Condition: like new !  K3 K-3

Krasnogorsk-3 16mm movie camera Meteor 5-1 17-69mm f1.9 zoom lens

There are four versions available:

- Regular 16mm M42 mount
- Converted to Super16 M42 mount
- Converted to Ultra16 M42 mount
- Arri PL mount(inkl. Super16 or Ultra16 conversion)

  • The camera and lens has been checked, serviced and set correctly.
  • Loop formers are removed.
  • The viewfinder is adjusted.

The Krasnogorsk-3 is a spring-wound 16mm mirror-reflex movie camera designed and manufactured in the USSR by KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant). 

It was one of the most popular 16mm movie cameras in Eastern Europe, where it made a prominent appearance in Krzysztof Kieślowski's 1979 film Camera Buff, and continues to enjoy considerable popularity in the West. Director Spike Lee shot parts of his film Get on the Bus with a Krasnogorsk-3.

The Krasnogorsk-3 uses standard 100-foot (30 m) load of 16mm film (single or double-perforation). There is no provision for an external magazine. The stock lens is the f/1.9 17–69 mm zoom lens Meteor-5-1, considered by many to be a quality optic. The M42 screw-mount allows for the use of widely available lenses from 35 mm still cameras such as Asahi Pentax Takumar lenses.
The camera has a single pulldown claw and no registration pin. Film speed is adjustable from 8 frame/s to 48 frame/s; however, many cameras are capable of functioning at higher frame rates (upwards of 60 fps) if the adjusting dial is turned beyond the 48 fps indicating mark. A single-frame release at the back of the Krasnogorsk-3 allows for animation and other single-frame applications.
Kranosgorsk works in all conditions, in cold, heat, rain and dust. This good camera for travel, expeditions, and in a war zone.
The supplied zoom lens is of extremely high quality and is sufficient for almost any recording situation. Any Pentax screw mount lens will work on the K-3, so you can use any 35mm SLR lens on your K-3.

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.

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


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Usual shipping time (with tracking) to EU 9-25 days, USA and Canada 15-35 days, other world 17-45 days. In 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. 

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