Smena-19 was a restyled modification of the Smena-Symbol camera, differing only in a changed appearance. There were no structural differences.
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. Smena-19 had no structural differences from the Smena-Symbol.
- Type: 35mm scale focus camera
- Manufacturer: LOMO plant
- Production period: from 1985 to 1989
- Format: 24x36cm on 135 film
- Lens mount: fixed lens
- Lens: Triplet T-43-1 4.0/40
- Shutter: leaf shutter with speeds from 1/15 to 1/250 sec.
- Viewfinder: optical vewfinder
- Lighmeter: none
- Selftimer: none
- Weight: 360 grams
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.
Also, the camera was equipped with a leaf shutter with shutter speeds of 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 and B. Unlike the older Smena-8m, this camera does not have a self-timer.
The camera is also equipped with a hot shoe for additional accessories and convenient film rewind crank. Unlike the very first Smenas, there was also a very convenient film advance lever.
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.
Smena-19 is practically no different from all other cameras of this family. It has a simple body, a simple lens, a simple shutter, and simple functionality. For many, this may seem like a disadvantage, but someone will find undeniable advantages in this.
Smena-19 can be called an outdated camera at the time of the late 80s. 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.