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Manufactured in ex-URSS from 1951 until 1994.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 16045

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Krasnogorsk F-21

Traduction de Manuel M

This little camera is without apparent marking, but identified like “F-21” and “Ajax-12” in the book “The authentic guide to Russian and Soviet Cameras” of Jean-Loup Princelle.
Intended for the special services of beyond-wall, it is characterized by its discretion of function. Envisaged to be ordered by a long flexible cable (Diaphragm and release) it has an autonomy of 22 exposures thanks to a mechanical motor. A cassette receives some 21 mm large film which was to be cut out in film movies 35 mm. The exposure counter is graduated up to 18 views. The shutter has two metal sectors behind the lens, which makes it possible to change it without fogging film. It gives speeds 100, 30, 10 and B.
No viewfinder nor of flash shoe, but it has two side pins making it possible to fix it in various devices of camouflage.
The lens has not brand  It is only engraved“F=28 1:2 30470”. The first two numbers of n° 71750 indicate the year of manufacture.