Moskva 5 Review (6×9 Camera)
A mini Moskva 5 Review – Cheap Russian 6×9 camera – a folding design rangefinder film camera
Moskva-5, a photo by MatthewOsbornePhotography_ on Flickr.
Moskva 5 Camera Review
Here is a photo using my 1950s 6×9 Moskva-5 Russian medium format folding film camera. A pleasing result as not easy to operate in terms of focusing due to the 2 viewfinders (espcially if try to recompose shot after focusing!). Taken using Kodak T-Max 100 film self developed in 1:1 Xtol & 1:100 Rodinal (stand developed) 30min 21 degrees.
Moskva 5 Flickr Photos
6×9 Camera (Folding Film Camera)
Great compact camera that easily packs in a bag and that uses standard 120 medium format film. This camera is the largest format I currently shoot and the negatives are BIG! I also shoot 6×7, 6×6, 645 & 35m. I like the less common 6×9 format.
Moskva 5 Camera eBay
I picked up the camera from eBay in reasonable condition. The key thing to look out for if buying one is to ensure the bellows have no light leaks. You can hold up to a bright light or shine a torch inside.
Earlier models of the Moskva were Soviet copies of the Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta. See here for more details – http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Moskva-5
Similar Rangefinder Cameras to the Moskva-5
If you like folding medium format film cameras check out the much more modern Fuji GF670 camera (amazing camera!)
More Medium Format Rangefinder Cameras
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4 thoughts on “Moskva 5 Review (6×9 Camera)”
I heard a lot of good things about Russian folders! And looks like it’s absolutely true in your case!
Yes it can definately produce some stunning results if you get the focus nailed. I misses on a couple but my fault for recomposing shots I think! 🙂
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Wow. Those are really nice. Love 6×9 and … gonna have to stop reading your blog before I broke!