The Smena 19 is a Soviet camera that was produced by the LOMO association from 1985 to 1989. This camera was a restyled modification of the Smena Symbol camera and differed only in a changed appearance. The Smena 19 had no structural differences from the Smena Symbol.
Like all previous cameras in this series, the Smena 19 was equipped with a rather simple but good Triplet T-43-1 4/40 lens. The minimum aperture is f16.
The new body looks very interesting, and the lattice texture is very comfortable in the hand. Due to the fact that the viewfinder is close enough to the lens, parallax is minimal. The shutter release button has been externally substantially redesigned.
The Soviet LOMO Smena 19 camera is interesting both for its technical characteristics and the quality of the resulting images, that can be obtained with this camera. This camera is also interesting for the fact that this is one of the latest camera models produced in the USSR.
At that time, the world was already full of cheap cameras with horrible lenses and no less horrible body, which ultimately gave terrible photos. Against the background of all this, the Smena 19 camera was an excellent device for its little money.
With a little skill, you could take just great pictures using this LOMO camera.