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Ships from: Europe
Posted: 2017-04-18T17:49:22.000Z
Ends: 2017-04-28T17:49:22.000Z
Posted Bid Price: $249.99
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By world_antique


A Committee of State Security of the USSR (KGB) is an allied-republican organ of state administration in the field of providing of state security at Council of Ministers of the USSR, formed on March, 13, 1954 by a selection from MVD of the USSR of row of managements, services and departments. The organs of state security, boundary troops and troops of governmental connection, organs of military counter-intelligence, educational establishments and research establishments, were included in the system of KGB. In 1978 Yu. In. Andropov, being Chairman, obtained the increase of status of organs of GB and conclusion from the direct submission of Council of Ministers of the USSR. on March, 20, 1991 got status of central organ of state administration the USSR, by the headed minister of the USSR. Abolished from Decembers, 3, 1991. ——————————————————————– HISTORY OF CAMERA The F-21 is a famous Soviet-made photo camera for concealed use; a spy camera in simple words. This model was in production at KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory) plant from 1951 to mid-1990’s. This camera was designed and made with its purpose in mind – it is very small, light, can shoot the entire roll of film from one fill wind of its spring-loaded motor. Picture quality was, of course, very important as well, so the F-21 features a very sharp, high-resolution lens and a reasonably large negative size. The frame is 18×24 mm, taken on a 21 mm film. So technically, using the 35 mm terms, the F-21 is a half-frame camera. The F-21, as its name suggests, uses unperforated 21 mm film. This film is not readily available in stores, but can be easily cut from any 35 film using a 21 mm slitter, either self-made or ordered from some submini stores. The camera was meant to use a 60 cm long film, which would hold up to 20 frames. This limitation was determined decades ago by the thickness of the film; modern films are thinner and the F-21 cassette can hold longer strips of film. The cassette has to be loaded with film in the dark, but can be placed in the camera in daylight. It is made in the same was the dual cylinder Leitz and Zeiss cassttes were made – it opens inside the camera when the bottom locks are turned to “locked” position. F-21 Button Camera – An ingeniously concealed version of the F-21. Special housing with remote release attaches to the front of the camera. The camera remains concealed, while the front projects through a buttonhole. A coat button conceals the lens. In the center of the coat button are four holes with thread, as though the button is sewed on normally. In reality, the center of the button splits and opens upon squeezing the remote release which simultaneously fires the shutter of the camera. Over the years, the coat button disguise and the basic F-21 camera evolved. On type 1 of the button cradle, the diaphragm is controlled by a lever in the corner of the cradle. On type 2, the diaphragm settings can be made from the remote release handle. The type 3 button disguise was modified to allow for metering through a tiny hole near one edge of the button, since later versions of the F-21 camera has CdS metering. Short description of camera I bring to your attention very rare vintage USSR (CCCP) Russian collectable, 100% ORIGINAL mini camera AJAX F-21 with spool and manual for Soviet Union KGB Spy Officers. The camera body serial number: T81665. All features have been tested and work properly. Shutter speeds look appropriate. Glass on lenses is clean, no fungus. This unique camera was kept till our time in excellent condition. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described. Photos are of the actual camera. Getting such thing you do good capital investment. Every year the price for them will increase only! This camera is a stylish acquisition for collectors, good present or for everyday use! Technical information: The standard lens is OF-28T, 28/2.8, coated. There are 4 shutter speeds – B, 1/10, 1/30, 1/100. F-21 specifications: Focal length 28 mm Aperture 1:2.8 (settings from 2.8 to 16) Focusing Fixed at 5 m. At f/5.6 depth-of-field is 2.44 m – Infinity At f/16 depth-of-field is 1.27 m – Infinity. Field of coverage 56° Shutter speeds B, 1/10, 1/30, 1/100 Frame size 18×24 mm Dimensions L x H x W = 77x55x40 mm (3″x2.2″x1.6″) Weight 180 gram or 6.3 oz Ambient temperature -20 to 55° C or -4 to 131° F —————————— WARNING, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BIDDING:PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:I accept PAYPAL and accept other methods of payment, please contact with me.Payment must be received within 5 days after auction ended. Please be sure that you are intending to buy or able to pay within the said period before bidding. If there is going to be a delay with payment, please contact with me.Unpaid dispute will be open on eBay for the non payable bidders.SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS:I will send all items to Worldwide.All Items, will be shipped via standard International Airmail. Item reach most countries within 11-17 business days, in rare cases up to 30 business days. Be ready for these terms.When you rate the shipping time part, please, take into consideration – international transit Items sent via standard or special courier.All items will pack very securely, to fully ensure that – the item arrives safely.INTERNATIONAL Buyers Please NOTE: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility and will not be refunded in case the item is returned for a refund. Please check with your country’s Customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. 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