( Смена ) is a series of low-cost 35 mm film camera
s manufactured in the Soviet Union
by the LOMO
factory from 1953 to 1991. They were designed to be inexpensive and accessible to the public, made of bakelite
or black plastic for the later models.
Their mode of operation was exclusively manual, to the extent that winding of film is separated from shutter cocking.
In the 1960s and 1970s they were exported by Soviet era export conglomerate Mashpriborintorg
( Машприборинторг ). Austrian company Lomographische AG
now promotes Smenas, as exclusive distributor under agreement with LOMO PLC.
Lens: Triplet 43, 40 mm, f/4, 3 elements
Focal range: 1 m to infinity, scale-focus
Shutter speeds : B, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250
Shutter type: 3 blades diaphragm shutter
Apertures: f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16
Film type: 35 mm film
Size: 70 x 100 x 60 mm
Weight: 289 g
The Smena models are:
Smena-8 or Cosmic 35 for the UK market.
Image:Smena 8 and case.JPG|Smena-8 and case
Image:Cosmic 35 version 2.JPG|Cosmic-35 (Smena-8 export version)
Image:Lomo smena 8m.jpg|Smena-8M
File:Smena 1 camera GOMZ.jpg|Smena-1