introduction | 30 | 303 | 30m | John Player Special | Speccam Detective Camera | Vega a | Vega b | Vega 2 a | Vega 2 b
The Kiev 30 enjoyed a long production run, 1974 to1983. The same 23mm f3.5 lens with identical aperture and shutter settings as on the previous models (f3.5-11; 1/30-1/200). The radical change this time is the film format in switching to unperforated film and allowing an image of 13x17mm. This reduced the 30 exposures of the Vega 2 to 25. The Minolta MG-s/QT, which have a slightly smaller image (12x17mm), only allowed for 18 exposures. The exposure calculator, which was on the the top of the Vega 2 is now on the back. Finished in black with gold lettering.
Approximately one million Kiev 30 cameras were manufactured making it one of the easiest subminiature cameras to find today.
Earlier versions have a patterned black surround to the shutter release [e.g. 7514913] and can be seen in a comparison photography [compared].
The negative size of 13x17mm results in many sellers insisting it is a 110 camera, it isn't.
|Case||hard, light brown|
|Date of Manufacture|
|Auction Price||Ebay 2001/12/31 50USD (40+303 red), *2002/02/20 12USD, *2002/02/22 19.99USD, 2002/02/24 77.90EUR, 2002/0/310 25USD, *2002/03/10 28USD (box), 2003/08/26 6USD, 2003/11/18 10USD, 2004/07/27 11GBP|
Last Updated on 23rd February 2002