Now before anyone jumps up and down I realise that this is not strictly a classic by reason of the fact that it was made in 1978, but as production started in 1965, bear with me please. I found this virtually mint example at a brick-a-brack stall at the car show last weekend - exchanged a fiver for it (thats GBP 5.00 or $9.00 to those across the pond) and it's in really pristine nick. It is one of the limited production Moscow Olympics commemorative examples. What I find hard to accept is that there was no iris diaphragm automation designed into this camera. The lens is a Helios 44, 58mm f2.0 in M42 mount, with a diaphragm pre-set ring. Production of the model EM, with diaphragm automation, started in 1972, and it is virtually the same camera. Why would production of an inferior model such as this, continue alongside an improved model, for over six years?