Kiev 303

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Continuing the long history of tweaking up the design of the Minolta 16I Kiev released in 1990 the 303 in five colours -black, white, grey, red, and green. The metal shell got replaced by a plastic one and the wrist strap end reverted to the original Vega 1 style. Same 23mm lens, f3.5-11 but now 1/30 to 1/250 shutter speed. 13x17mm image size and focusing from 0.5m to infinity with stops marked at 1 and 2m.

Most commonly sold as a kit with cassettes, case, developing tools and a negative mask for the enlarger. Filters cannot be used on this camera as they can not be clipped onto the plastic frame.

Sold in black, green, red, white and grey.

Production creased in the Ukraine at the turn of the century.

Model black green red white grey
Serial # 9235562        
Finish/colour black plastic green plastic red plastic    
Case hard, brown hard, black hard, light brown    
Box with developing tank reel, cassette and enlarge mask.
Purchased 2002/02/22 2002/02/26 2002/02/21    
Date of Manufacture          
Cost 24USD 24USD 24.50USD    
Current Value          
Auction Price Ebay *2002/02/22 24USD, 2002/05/03 19USD, 2003/10/29 14USD, 2003/10/29 8USD
2008/10/23 6EUR
Ebay *2002/02/26 24USD Ebay *2002/02/21 24.50USD, 2001/12/31 50USD (40+303 red), 2003/06/21 19.50USD    



Last Updated on 5th November 2008