Sport “Спорт” – 21/99

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USSR 1937 – Compact – 35 mm – Very Rare.

The Sport (Cyrillic: “Спорт”) is one of the two earliest SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras using the 35mm film format. This revolutionary innovation was made by the Soviet camera manufacturer Gomz in 1937. The production start for the Sport was scheduled for the 20th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution on  November 7th 1937 and came right after the Kine Exakta, the official first SLR that was released in 1936.

The Sport  was a completely new and unique design, with a vertically running metal guillotine (housed in the large superstructure when the shutter is cocked) forming the closing blade of the shutter that was designed to be frost-resistant.

An estimated number of 20000 cameras were made between 1937 and 1941

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