Has anyone ever heard of this camera?

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  1. havoc

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    It looks like a piece of crap, but its going for a ton of money. Anyone have any info on this cam? Lubitel is a Russian company i thought, but other then that i know nothing about it.
     
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    I think you forgot something there....maybe a link. :lol:
     
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    LOL, well ****, i knew i forgot something LOL Nevermind the auction already ended LOL
     
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    Well how much did it go for??
     
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    1500 dollars US All i know is it was a lubitel rangefinder with a nikon lense and it was 6x7cm format
     
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    I'm sure that's not it, these go for up to 50 dollars a pop in excellent condition. It must be some rare Lubitel, small run production. I'll do some research too, now that I have some time.
     
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    Naw, it was a rangefinder. Had a Nikon Lense. and looked like a toy. Almost Holga like. I really dunno what it was.
     
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    dunno, lubitel is actually not a brand, lomo manufactured them and like mitica said they go for 50 bucks and less. i would call them "toy cams" no coated lens, focusing kinda impossible. hmmm, strange.
     
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    Lubitel and Lomo were both USSR brand names, although we now know them most from the Lubitel plastic TLRs and that popular Lomo point-n-shoot.

    I imagine that the reason for the large value on this particular camera is due to rarity of the camera and/or the Nikon lens.
     
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    It must have been some sort of strange marriage between a cheap Russian camera and a Nikon lens. There is no record of any kind showing that Lomo (the manufacturer of Lubitel) has used Nikon optics on their cameras, even their prototypes. Someone must've put it together and claimed to be original. Unless... Where's the darn picture?

    The other thing that comes to mind is a Russian RF camera, very good copy of a Contax III, named Kiev (or KUEB in cyrillic), which could use either Russian lenses or Contax lenses. Some of these were manufactured without a logo, they're pretty rare. Could it be that Lomo decided to copy a Nikon RF as well? I'll research some more.
     

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