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 word "Smena" (Cmeha) is roughly translated into "Young Generation" in English. True to its name, the Smena line of cameras were designed to provide inexpensive, accessible, and excellent photography tools to the hard-working young Soviets of the time. Manfactured by the legendary LOMO production house of St. Petersburg (home of our dear Lomo LC-A), the first Smena model rolled out of assembly in 1952. The popularity of this line was so enduring, that Smenas continued to be produced until the late 1980's. Many a famous and infamous* photographer, both inside and outside of the USSR, have first cut their chops on a Smena's full manual controls.
The 8M model is the late 70's to early 80's incarnation of the Smena lineage. Its look is classic Russian design. Largely crafted in lightweight plastic, the Smena has a brushed aluminum nameplate and lens housing, striking a somewhat bizarre mixture of materials. It feels toy like in your hands, yet offers surprisingly robust controls and funky, icon-based exposure calculation.
In good working condition and comes loaded with the film that was in it when we acquired it. The Smena 8M does not have a built in take up spool and so must either be loaded from full to empty film canister as it is now, or using an empty 35mm spool.
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