Moskva-5 Folding Camera

Moskva-5 by MatthewOsbornePhotography_
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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.

More Moskva-5 photos to follow once negatives scanned.
Russian Moskva-5 Folding 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.

I picked up the camera from eBay in reasonable coondition. 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 –

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

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