Krasnogorskiy Mechanicheskiy Zavod

KGB Micro Panoramic Spy Camera, 1970

KGB Micro Panoramic Spy Camera, 1970

This tiny camera, despite its minimal size, contains a true panoramic camera mechanism with a rotating Gaussian 6-element symmetrical lens in a drum of 12mm in diameter. It uses standard Minox cassettes (that have to be broken in two halves with the mid-part removed before…

Russar MR-2 5,6/20mm, 1958

Russar MR-2 5.6/20mm

The world's first 20mm wide-angle lens for 35mm Leica format rangefinder film cameras, designed in Russia by Mikhail Mikhaylovich Rusinov and manufactured in the Krasnogorsk factory near Moscow, awarded the highest award - the "Grand Prix"at the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958. Born on…