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Hi there, this is Alfred's Camera page, or ACP for short. On this site you'll find lots of stuff about lots of stuff – most of it photography-related.

How I took the pictures

How I took the pictures

How I did that.

Nippon AR-4392FH

Nippon AR-4392FH

Is it a bird? A plane? A camera? No - a Nippon.

Voigtländer Bessa-L

Voigtländer Bessa-L

The Bessa-L single-handedly redefined the concept of viewfinderless wideangle cameras. Handle with care.

Chajka-II

Chajka-II

These yours, darling?

Strange combos

Strange combos

What if I take this and...

Diana toy camera

Diana toy camera

Diana died when?

Russian fakes

Russian fakes

Nice try, but no cigar.

FED-5

FED-5

The FED-5. Follower-up of the Great Camera.

FED-5V

FED-5V

Cheap Version of the Follower-Up of the Great Camera.

Fotokomplekt

Fotokomplekt

A photo set in a suitcase.

FS-12 manual

FS-12 manual

This is the Manual

Goirle and Krasnogorsk

Goirle and Krasnogorsk

Krasnogorsk in Holland?

Horizon-202 photos

Horizon-202 photos

Some photos I took with the Horizon-202.

Ikoflex-IIa

Ikoflex-IIa

Zeiss Ikon's answer to the Rolleiflex.

Iskra-2

Iskra-2

Elegant and rare medium format folding camera.

Jupiter-9

Jupiter-9

Beautiful, elegant tele lens.

Jupiter-12

Jupiter-12

Great little wideangle that the Bessa can't handle!

Introduction to KMZ

Introduction to KMZ

Wanna join the incrowd?

Legal page

Legal page

Don't copy my legal page without my consent!

Leningrad-7 Manual

Leningrad-7 Manual

The manual.

Links

Links

Elektrozavod.

Lubitel-2 manual

Lubitel-2 manual

HTML version of the manual to the Lubitel-2. Not for the faint of heart.

Lubitel-166U manual

Lubitel-166U manual

The manual to the Lubitel-166U.

Moskva-5

Moskva-5

The Moskva-5 is a pivotal camera in Soviet professional photography.

Nikon F50

Nikon F50

My everyday picture-taker. Excellent camera, though shamelessly underrated.

Optima 1535

Optima 1535

The Agfa Optima 1535 is one of four of a kind.

My portfolio

My portfolio

Pictures I took, 1997-2002. Best viewed in a new window.

Saljut-S manual

Saljut-S manual

Scanned version of the Saljut-S's original Russian manual.

Shkolnik manual

Shkolnik manual

Scanned version of the Shkolnik's original Russian manual.

Siluet Elektro Dutch manual

Siluet Elektro Dutch manual

HTML version of the Siluet's Dutch manual.

Smena 2

Smena 2

One of those amateur things. Note to self: add descriptives later.

Smena 8M manual

Smena 8M manual

The manual to the Smena-8M

Sokol-2

Sokol-2

Burly rangefinder with strikingly modern characteristics.

Start Snaiper

Start Snaiper

A one-off or a factory job?

Sverdlovsk-4 manual

Sverdlovsk-4 manual

Scanned Russsian Sverdlovsk-4 manual.

Universal Viewfinder

Universal Viewfinder

One of the most useful accessories for 35mm rangefinder photography.

Vilia

Vilia

A plastic little thingy.

Voskhod

Voskhod

One of the most special and interesting Soviet cameras.

Yashica-635

Yashica-635

Some would call this a rare combination of a Lubitel 166U and a Rolleiflex, but not me.

Zenit-122B

Zenit-122B

Manual plastic fantastic.

Zenit-E

Zenit-E

The world's most dour reflex.

Zenit-E parts

Zenit-E parts

Technical analysis of the Zenit-E and its components.

Zenit-EM

Zenit-EM

Amplified propaganda?

Zenit MF-1

Zenit MF-1

All things considered

Zenit-TTL manual

Zenit-TTL manual

Make for a very empty life.

Zorki-4K

Zorki-4K

For if you ever look back.

Zorki-S

Zorki-S

God, I hate blurbs.

LOMO-135VS

LOMO-135VS

The 135VS has a spring-drive motor and is almost the size of a Rollei 35.

ActionSampler

ActionSampler

Chinese action sampling movie sequence camera!

Bilora Bella

Bilora Bella

A pretty little thing.

Relevant books

Relevant books

Some collected notes on books about Soviet-Russian cameras.

Agfa Clack

Agfa Clack

Family camera from the Wirtschaftswunder.

Contact me

Contact me

See if I care.

Yashica Electro 35

Yashica Electro 35

The "Leica" for the "little man"!

FED-4

FED-4

The FED-4 is one of the most typical Soviet cameras.

Radioactive FEDs?

Radioactive FEDs?

Alfred Klomp Scientist.

Guide to flea markets

Guide to flea markets

Hitchhiker's Guide to Flea Markets.

FS-12

FS-12

Sturdy fotosnaiper from the eighties. Shoots deer! Meow!

FS-122

FS-122

An improved FS-12

Horizon-202

Horizon-202

The Horizon-202 is an excellent, value-for-money panoramic camera from the New Russia.

Horizont manual

Horizont manual

The manual for the Horizont.

Introduction to the Soviet Union

Introduction to the Soviet Union

An essay on the structure of the Soviet Union.

Jupiter-8

Jupiter-8

Standard lens for a lot of rangefinders.

Jupiter-11

Jupiter-11

Long-term difficult solutions that WILL work.

Kiev-10

Kiev-10

The Kiev-10 is a burly son of a bitch.

Konica C35

Konica C35

Rangefinderlet.

Leningrad-7

Leningrad-7

Archetypical and often seen Soviet light meter from the city of the Czars.

Leningrad-8 manual

Leningrad-8 manual

HTML version of the manual to the Leningrad-8.

Logos explained

Logos explained

Some often encountered logos explained and commented upon. Featuring my own art work!

Lubitel-2

Lubitel-2

Queen of the Flea Market

Lubitel-166U

Lubitel-166U

They mean it when they say universal.

MIR-1

MIR-1

The MIR-1.

Moscow '80 olympics

Moscow '80 olympics

Lots of cameras have a Moscow Olympics 1980 logo. This page is dedicated to their loving memory.

Nikon F50 repair

Nikon F50 repair

Blokmin.

Panocam

Panocam

A home-built contraption that actually worked pretty well.

Rangefinder adjustment

Rangefinder adjustment

How to adjust the rangefinder on a slew of cameras.

On scanning film

On scanning film

How do you do it right? How do you avoid the pitfalls? And is it worth the trouble?

Siluet Elektro

Siluet Elektro

A beefed-up version of the Vilia.

Siluet Elektro English manual

Siluet Elektro English manual

My translation of the above manual.

Smena 8M

Smena 8M

Not my favourite camera, this plastic consumer flick.

Smena SL

Smena SL

Interesting camera for the SL film system.

Start

Start

One of the first serious SLRs from the USSR.

Sverdlovsk-4

Sverdlovsk-4

One of the best Soviet light meters around.

Technical & Optical Equipment

Technical & Optical Equipment

Information about this Soviet outpost.

Universal Viewfinder manual

Universal Viewfinder manual

The manual to the Universal Viewfinder, in English.

VIOOH

VIOOH

The VIOOH is Leica's Universal Viewfinder. I have a flyer. I swear I do.

Werramatic

Werramatic

Carl Zeiss Jena Werramatic

Zenit-122

Zenit-122

Zenit on the rise.

Zenit-3M

Zenit-3M

Zorkiflex.

Zenit-E manual

Zenit-E manual

Web version of a scanned Dutch Zenit-E/Zenit-EM manual.

Zenit-E repair

Zenit-E repair

Not quite a repair manual.

Zenit-EM manual

Zenit-EM manual

Would have been good

Zenit-TTL

Zenit-TTL

All things said and done

Zorki-4

Zorki-4

Perhaps it's better that way.

Zorki-10

Zorki-10

Cosmic camera.

Zorki-S repair

Zorki-S repair

How to look under the Zorki-S's bonnet.

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