- Krasnogorsk (camera)
The Krasnogorsk-3 is a spring-wound
16mmmirror-reflex movie camera designed and manufactured in the USSRby KMZ. Production of the K-3 ceased in the early 1990s.
The K-3 uses standard 100-foot load of 16mm film (single or double-perforation). There is no provision for an external magazine. There are two different lens mounts used on the K-3. One is the M42×1 lens mount (pictured below). The other is a Russian bayonet mount. The screw-mount allows for the use of lenses from 35mm still cameras. The stock lens is a 17-69mm zoom, tack-sharp and uncoated.
The K-3 has a single pulldown claw and no registration pin. At 24fps, the K-3 will run for about 25 seconds on a full wind. Film speed is adjustable from 8fps to 48fps. A single-frame release at the back of the K-3 allows for animation and other single-frame applications.
The PX640 battery required to power the internal light meter is no longer available due to its mercury content. Using an alkaline replacement will not give accurate results due to the differing voltage and discharge slope of alkaline cells. However, a zinc-air battery will work fine with an adapter.
* [http://www.k3camera.com/ Krasnogorsk-3 Manual and Technical Information]
* [http://owyheesound.com/krasnogorsk-k3/krasnogorsk-k3.html Krasnagorsk images with modifications]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.