Iskra Update…


For those who caught this earlier, I ordered a very unique medium-format Soviet-era camera – the Iskra. Unfortunately, after receiving it and testing it out, I found a mechanical problem with the shutter release mechanism (ie. it won’t take pictures). So, I’ve sent it back to the eBay seller for him to repair. Quite frustrating, but I’ll be patient and wait…


3 Replies to “Iskra Update…”

  1. Given your tastes, you’d vastly enjoy the essays in Michael Chabon’s “Maps and Legends.”

    A splendid title for a short story is “Never Trust a Russian Camera.”

  2. I’ve been meaning to read Chabon – thanks for a starting point.

    I’ve had unusually good luck with Russian cameras…until now. I’m sure that title would look better in Cyrillic.

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