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Manufactured by MMZ (Minsk Mechanical Factory), Minsk, former USSR

Школник (=Shkolnik) means Student

Model: c. 1965 Type 2b

All Shkolnik produced between 1962-69 with quantity about 500.000 units.

There are 3 types and 2 sub-types of the camera

Typing and info are as to Alexander Komarov

Medium format film viewfinder like Box camera; film 120 roll, picture size 6x6cm

Engraving on the top plate: MMZ logo

Lens: two elements, 75mm f/8, glass, filter slip-on

Aperture: a rotary round holes system , f/8, f/11, f/16; setting: lever and scale on the lens-shutter barrel,

Focusing: fixed focus, 3.5m to inf

Shutter: one speed leaf shutter 1/30, M (instant) and B; setting ring on the lens-shutter barrel

Shutter release: on the lens-shutter barrel

Cable release socket: on the lens-shutter barrel

Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel

Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder, plastic

Winding knob: on top of the camera:

Flash PC socket: none

Back cover: removable with both sides and bottom plate, opens by a lever on the bottom plate, w/red window

Engraving in the camera: СДЕЛАНО В СССР ( SDELANO V SSSR = Made in USSR)

Tripod socket: 3/8"

Strap lugs

Body: plastic; Weight: 240g

Serial no. none

Shkolnik was not made by BeLOMO because its end of producing was 1969, before the MMZ's name changed as BeLOMO.

It is rare in the flea market.

More info: in Fedka com, in Sovietcams by Aidas Pikiotas, in Camerapedia, in Fotoua by Alexander Komarov


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Taken on March 2, 2012