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About Kiev

After looking at the variety of digital cameras on the market, you begin to think that maybe you would prefer the allure of an older, vintage film camera. One option that has been around for a great deal of time is a Kiev camera. Kiev is a Soviet camera brand that was manufactured out of the Arsenal factory in the Ukraine until the factory shut its doors in 2004, after being open for 245 years of operation. Kiev made medium-format cameras and many different compatible medium-format lenses, as well as several 35mm film cameras. One popular model, the Kiev 88, is almost a direct clone of the original Hasselblad 1600 F, and is a medium-film camera that uses screw-on lenses. If you want to experience a piece of history, pick up a Kiev camera from one of the many reliable sellers on eBay. While digital photography is here to stay, there is no reason you cannot experience the nostalgia given by one of these vintage cameras.