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Kiev-10

The Kiev-10 is the first autoexposure SLR made in the USSR. Its exposure circuit is powered from the large Selenium cell located in front of the prism housing. The camera is also known for its exotic fan-shaped metal blade focal plane shutter [2].

  

Produced: 1964-1975
Name: „Киев-10“
Producer: Arsenal (Kiev)
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Helios-65 Automat  2/50 or Helios-81 Automat  2/50.
Shutter: 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500s, 1/1000s + B.

 

PA3025 - Kiev-10  #6600276.

 

  


 

 

 

1st version

 

 

 

 
  
  

PA3005. Kiev-10 prototype camera, announced in soviet press. Solid metal body with name markings, stamped on the front plate. "Automat" markings on the top plate (Cyrillic characters). The synchro contact placed on the shutter plate. Old style strap lugs on body.

The particular prototype is fitted with ultra rare specimen of "white" Helios-65 2/50 lens #00006. Never happened to see one alive.

 

PA3005 - Kiev-10 prototype camera.

 

  

PA3010. Short-run preseries camera identical to PA3005, but with black Helios-65 2/50 lens already. Very few cameras released in 1964.



Camera #640005 opposite from Yuriy Davidenko (Ukraine) collection.

 

PA3010 - Kiev-10  #640005.

 

  

PA3015. Seems to be an earliest productional version of regular Kiev-10 camera. Very fat name markings on the frontplate. Slightly changed design of the shutter plate (see picture opposite). Still old style of strap lugs. The serial number engraved on the rear plate as well as "SDELANO B CCCP" markings in Cyrillic characters.


Camera #64000066 opposite from Yuriy Davidenko (Ukraine) collection.

 

PA3015 - Kiev-10  #6400066.

 

  

PA3020. A limited batch of early Kiev-10 cameras came into the market in 1965 with changed design of the strup lugs. Quite common camera in 1966. Still fitted with Helios-65 2/50mm lens. No otherwise different. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #6500702 (A.Nikitin coll.).

Camera #6500702 from Alexey Nikitin (Russia) collection.

 

PA3020 - Kiev-10  #6500702.

 

  

PA3025. Less common Kiev-10 version, released since 1965. Camera identical to PA3015, but with regular name markings on the frontplate already. Still old style of the strap lugs. There's no Arsenal on the rear plate yet. No otherwise different. An eaarliest so far known camera has s/n #6500769 (Y.Davidenko coll.). Camera opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) coll.  

 

PA3025 - Kiev-10  #6600276.

 

  

PA3030. Quite common to find version of the particular camera. Identical to PA3025, but with few visional differencies: an old Helios-65 lens replaced by new Helios-81 2/50 mm already. New style of the strup lugs design. Arsenal logotype on the rear plate, above the serial number. "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the rear plate. Produced in 1967 only.

PA3035. Camera identical to PA3030, but with export "MADE IN USSR" markings on the rear plate. Produced in 1967 only. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #6706638 (A.Nikitin coll.).

 

PA3030 - Kiev-10  #6703709.

 

  

PA3040. Very uncommon version to find. Camera identical to PA3030, but with synchro on body, instead of regular place on the shutter plate. Produced in 1967 only. An only so far known camera has s/n #6703562 (V.Suglob coll.).


Camera opposite from Viktor Suglob (Belarus) collection.

 

PA3040 - Kiev-10  #6703562.

 

  


 

 

 

2nd version

 

 

 

 

 

  

PA3050. Less common to find transitional version of Kiev-10 camera. Though name markings engraved on the top plate already, synchro on the shutter plate yet. Bigger "SDELANO B CCCP" markings on the rear plate (see picture below). Released in 1967 - early 1968. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #6706942 (SovietCams).

 

PA3050 - Kiev-10  #6706942.

 

  

PA3055. Less common to find early version with synchro on camera's body already. Export "Made in USSR" markings (see picture below) and Arsenal logotype on the rear plate. Released in 1968-1972. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #6807494 (eBay, 2010). 

 

PA3055 - Kiev-10  #6807686.

 

  

PA3060. The late version of Kiev-10 camera, with name markings on the top plate. Synchro is moved to camera's body already. Accessory shoe on the prism. Arsenal logotype on the rear plate, though "Sdelano v CCCP" markings are absent on late versions already. Produced in 1968-1975. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #6804352 (A.Nikitin coll.).

 

 

PA3060 - Kiev-10  #7403885.