88m ???

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by jaisen_nailen, Nov 4, 1997.

  1. I have found some Kiev 88 bodies on the web for sale, but
    they list a 88, 88C, 88m and 88Cm. I know that the "C"
    means crank, but what is "m"? Also, it shows chrome and
    solid black models.
     
  2. "C" on a camera from KievUSA in CT means "Cranks", but "C" on camera from Kalimex S.R.O. from Prague means flocked interior and cloth shutter, so suffixes are different from different dealers.

    Try a web search for Kalimex, they have a great web page, and Kiev USA also has good page.
     
  3. Hi- Me again- Just to correct myself-

    "C" on cameras from Kalimex means the "C" lens mount, which I believe is the same as the Pentacon/Exakta66/Kiev 60 lens mount, and m means flocked interior and cloth shutters, and of course combinations of the above. Kalimex is at www.dedal.cz
     
  4. Dear Sir, "C", "m", "Cm" etc. are not standard labels. Each firm has its own system of cameras marking. Our labels mean next: Kiev-88 -- basic model with Kiev-88 "B" bayonet, metal shutters and metal unflocked interior; || Kiev-88m -- basic model with Kiev-88 "B" bayonet, plus flocked interior and black cloth shutters; || Kiev-88C -- with Pentacon Six "C" bayonet, metal shutters and metal unflocked interior (has moved shutter release button); || Kiev-88Cm -- with Pentacon Six "C" bayonet, plus locked interior and black cloth shutters (has moved shutter release button); || MC Kiev -- any model of Kiev cameras with multicoated focusing screen (for example MC Kiev-88m or MC Kiev-88Cm MLU); || MLU "x" -- any model of Kiev cameras with Mirror Lock-Up mechanism (for example Kiev-88Cm MLU2 or Kiev-60 MLU1); "x" means version of Mirror Lock-Up system - we now has MLU1, MLU2 and MLU3 versions: MLU1 -- first part of pushing shutter release button -> mirror release; second part of pushing shutter release button -> shutter release; / MLU2 -- first part of pushing shutter release button -> mirror release with next possibility of mirror control (turn on, turn off, turn on and fix; body has additional lever for mirror control); second part of pushing shutter release button -> shutter release; / MLU3 -- with possibility of fully independent mirror, shutter and film speed control; || H -- any model of Kiev cameras with hand crank (all cameras with MLU system have hand crank already installed and included in their basic price); || Black -- any model of Kiev cameras in solid black; || etc.

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    Regards, Alexander Pisarenko, Kalimex s.r.o., mailto:kalimex@dedal.cz, http://www.dedal.cz - Night Vision devices, http://www.dedal.cz/od_c_en.html - Optical devices
     

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