Smena Symbol

Submitted by Rysio on Thu, 05/02/2019 - 21:23
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The Smena Symbol is a 35mm camera that features a LOMO T-43 40mm f/4 coated triplet lens. It was produced from 1973-1993 by LOMO in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. Production estimates are in the 10s of millions.
In essence, the Symbol is an better edition of Smena 8m with a film advance lever (replacing the knob) coupled with shutter cocking, which make the camera much faster and more convenient in use. Smoothly working shutter release lever replaced the crude button on top of the Smena 8M body. A flash is synchronized by a hot shoe contact.
The lens - similarly to the Smena 8M - is equipped with symbolic scales: weather symbols as additional shutter speed scale, and the distance scale with distance symbols, meter values and feet values mixed. Below the lens tube is a second speed scale, a numeric one running from 1/15-1/250 + B. The weather symbol scale has a smart indexing system allowing double distance of the weather symbols compared to value distances on the numeric scale - that is, the weather symbols are apparently more widely spaced than the shutter speeds, which are on the same ring.
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The camera I got from Mikolaj, was able to efficiency.

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