VOOMP II “Pioneer” SN 133, 1934

Russian Leica II copy made by GOMZ (Optico-Mechanical State Factory)

VOOMP II Pioneer, 1934

Very rare beautifully made Russian Leica II copy by VOOMP (Union of Optico Mechanical Factories). The camera was designed by Mr. Muratov in 1933 and very few of them survived. Nickel VOOMP Experimental Factory 3.5/50mm lens no.572, a Tessar copy in 40mm thread mount. Original lens cap engraved “Pioneer”.

Only three lower serial numbers VOOMP cameras are known to exists.

Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica Auction