Voskhod is a Soviet camera with manual and semi-automatic exposure settings, produced from 1964 to 1968 at the Leningrad Optical-Mechanical Association (LOMO).
The Voskhod camera is made of die-cast aluminum with an opening back cover. Appearance is just beautiful. The team of Sovietcameras.org believes Voskhod is one of the most stylish cameras created in the USSR. The camera is designed for 35mm film with a frame size of 24x36mm.
- Type: 35mm scale-focusing camera
- Manufacturer: LOMO plant
- Production period: from 1964 to 1968
- Format: 24x36cm on 135 film
- Lens mount: fixed lens
- Lens: Triplet T-48 2.8/45
- Shutter: leaf shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/250 sec. and B
- Viewfinder: optical viewfinder with an illuminated frame, combined with a pointer indicator of the light meter
- Lighmeter: built-in selenium light meter
- Flash synchronisation: sync socket “X”, sync at any shutter speed
- Selftimer: mechanical
- Weight: 850 grams
The Voskhod camera was equipped with a non-removable Triplet T-48 2.8/45 lens. For the triplet scheme, an aperture of 2.8 is very good, and this was achieved by the presence of lanthanum glasses in the lens.
Since Voskhod the camera does not have a rangefinder or mirror mechanism, focusing is done using the distance scale. But of course, you can use a separate rangefinder, which can be installed on the mount for additional devices. You can, for example, supplement the Soviet Voskhod camera with a Soviet Blik rangefinder, which was also produced at the LOMO factory and was often used with Smena cameras.
Like most cameras manufactured by LOMO, this camera has a leaf shutter with shutter speeds of 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, and B. This set of shutter speeds is enough for comfortable shooting in almost any environment.
The lever of shutter cocking and film advancing is located on the lens body, which is a rather unusual place. But the most interesting thing is that the Voskhod camera has a very advanced light meter for those years with a semi-automatic exposure setting.
The Voskhod camera is a positive example of the Soviet industry. The camera looks great and works just as well. It is nice to hold it in your hands and take pictures. A fairly good aperture of the lens, combined with a good set of shutter speeds, allows you to comfortably take photos in almost any circumstances.
And most importantly, this camera is interesting not only as a collectible exhibit but as a real film camera for taking photos. But the only problem is to find this camera in good condition and at a reasonable price.