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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro) | all galleries >> "The corner of the little repairman" >> "Queen's sister" > Kiev 88, an almost direct clone of the original Hasselblad 1600 F,now ready to work again!
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Dec-2019 © Paolo Peggi

Kiev 88, an almost direct clone of the original Hasselblad 1600 F,now ready to work again!

I nicknamed this old lady "La Zarina" (Empress of Russia).
Purchased in a former Soviet bloc country as cool and fully functional, it was not usable. Unfortunately, it immediately showed major problems with the lens, shutter and dragging, I had to completely disassemble, repair and lubricate it (full CLA).
A whole day of hard work.
Now he is in great shape .... yay!

1/151s f/2.0 at 3.8mm iso64 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Russell Tunny14-Mar-2020 13:22
A dab hand with a screw driver as well. The versatile Boss V!
Claude Gagnon05-Mar-2020 16:23
Wow, just finding it is fantastic...making it work ...:)) V
Wintermeer04-Mar-2020 21:49
Excellent piece of equipment! ~V~
Rob Davies25-Feb-2020 18:26
Nice work and great to see the result.
François Fauchard12-Feb-2020 19:45
Great work to repair this camera. Bravo Paolo !
Nestor Derkach11-Feb-2020 15:32
Impressive camera image and impressed that you took this camera apart and repaired.
You should go into business in camera repairs.
Allan Jay10-Feb-2020 23:02
Well worth the effort. Congrats on a job well
done. I wouldn’t know where to start.
Jim Coffman09-Feb-2020 14:22
Wow, you must be a real craftsman, Paolo!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography02-Feb-2020 20:53
Cool gear, V :)
Graeme01-Jan-2020 13:46
You did a great job getting this beauty working again, Paolo. The Boss does it again!! :o)
Happy New Year and all the best for 2020!!
FrankB01-Jan-2020 04:41
Looks like a beauty my talented and resourceful friend! V
Jim's Visions31-Dec-2019 17:16
Does this mean you have also crossed over to the dark side?
Apostolos Tikopoulos28-Dec-2019 17:06
Great work Paolo. Well done. V.
Pierre26-Dec-2019 21:30
Beau travail et magnifique photo de cette ancienne caméra! V
Rob Legeland22-Dec-2019 17:13
Eye candy for the professional! ;-) Voted.
MarcViskens22-Dec-2019 16:23
very nice Paolo
George McCarten19-Dec-2019 04:14
Well worth the effort if you are the one using it!!
gerard belbeoch16-Dec-2019 23:09
Well captured of this old lady...
GaleriaFotoStefan14-Dec-2019 12:21
Well captured, V
Zoltán Balogh14-Dec-2019 06:33
This old camera looks great! V
Patricia Kay12-Dec-2019 22:05
Love this camera and lens Paolo...great job on the restoration too...I have been using vintage lenses for two years now and love them...BV
Martin Lamoon11-Dec-2019 20:03
It looks a great camera
Tom LeRoy10-Dec-2019 18:41
The master at work! Nice shot of this classic and happy you got it working again.>. V
David Buzzeo10-Dec-2019 17:29
That's a beauty alright. V
peterjay4510-Dec-2019 16:49
Well done on your restoration of this camera. You have superb photo skills in every way.
Bill Miller10-Dec-2019 00:13
There is something very engaging about mechanical cameras like this
Jeff Real09-Dec-2019 23:24
This is really fantastic!
Marwan Habib09-Dec-2019 21:52
Great tool!
Colin Storey09-Dec-2019 19:12
Great camera image, well done for rescuing it.
Dave Petersen Photography09-Dec-2019 14:28
The good old days of film and medium format. I think well worth the time to repair. I used to shoot Mamiya medium format but the cost of film and development became as issue and digital improved a great deal. Have fun with this classic. V+
Charlene Ambrose09-Dec-2019 02:02
How fun to revive this camera!! V
laine09-Dec-2019 01:29
Looking very regal...well done. V
Carl Carbone08-Dec-2019 22:34
Nice capture and kudos to you for fixing it!
Walter Otto Koenig08-Dec-2019 20:20
Nice job with the repairs. Looks great! "V"
Carter Creek08-Dec-2019 19:11
Looks great. Nice work on rebuilding it. V
Blandine Mangin08-Dec-2019 18:32
superbe appareil ! v
Pieter Bos08-Dec-2019 15:40
Never heard of this brand. Well captured, Paolo! ~V
Pierre Martin08-Dec-2019 15:15
great that you fix it, nice shot at!
sand_shadow08-Dec-2019 13:48
The eye of the master!
Stefano Dei08-Dec-2019 11:08
Questa Zarina è’ davvero carina. Bravo Paolo!
Bryan Murahashi08-Dec-2019 04:31
Nice work with this vintage camera.
bill friedlander08-Dec-2019 00:36
It looks great, cool that you fixed it to work properly. V
Gill Kopy08-Dec-2019 00:26
Wow - strange looking piece - but if you called it La Zarina you do need to refer to it as "she" ha ha !!.
Tom Munson07-Dec-2019 23:52
Terrific work, Paolo. Cool camera.
Mike Stobbs07-Dec-2019 19:43
The Russian "Blad"!!! braVo Mike
victorswan07-Dec-2019 19:22
very nice old lady BV
SLC_Images07-Dec-2019 18:55
Really nice presentation of you new old piece of gear! VT!
Jim Coffman07-Dec-2019 18:50
Wow, lucky you!!!
fotabug07-Dec-2019 18:43
Looks great now! I remember having one of them at one time.
Neil Marcus07-Dec-2019 18:35
I admire your attempt to repair it yourself and skill in doing so
Wintermeer07-Dec-2019 18:28
A beauty, and a great history too! ~V~
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