Vintage USSR Russian Made Quarz 5 8mm Cine Movie Camera
Made by the Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory (KMZ) (Krasnogorsk Mekanicheski Zavod) located in a suburb of Moscow it was one of the largest camera factories in Russia. The KMZ factory was set up in 1942 on the site of a recently evacuated mechanical plant. Initially the company took over production of scopes and binoculars as well as reconnaissance cameras. KMZ began producing photographic lenses in 1945 to the specifications of the Carl Zeiss corporation. They made Zorki and Zenit cameras. The Zorki was a close copy of the German Leica II. The Quartz, was one of a series of 8mm cine cameras made by KMZ in the 1960s and 1970s.
The camera takes standard 8mm film and runs by clockwork.
Condition: Good working condition with no damage. Winds and operates well. The light meter works (not checked for accuracy). Not tested with film. Minor marks from use.
Complete with original handle, wrist strap and screw-on lens cap, eye-cup and take-up spool.