Smena 8M / Specifications

Need all the specifications? Here we go!Need all the specifications? Here we go!


  • Film Type:             All standard 35mm
  • Lens:                      Triplet 43 / 40mm, f/4
  • Weight:                  289g
  • Size:                       70 x 100 x 60mm

  • Focal Range:          1m to infinity
  • Shutter Speeds:      B, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250
  • Aperture Ring:        8 blades
  • Apertures:               f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11,f/16
  • Flash:                      PC connection only

1. Triplet 43 / 40mm, f/4

An excellent high-contrast glass lens. Consisting of three separate elements and an anti-glare coating, it yields exceptionally sharp images and deep, punchy colors. Created by the same Leningrad engineering team that designed our beloved Lomo LC-A Minitar lens.

2. Manually Variable Shutter Speed

A steel shutter ring cycles between the following speeds 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, and "B" (the shutter will remain open for as long as you depress the shutter release /button). For extra icing on your Smena cake, each shutter speed is matched with a charming weather icon.

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3. Manually Variable Aperture

Manual aperture controls enable you to select the size of your lens diaphragm opening, across the possible f-stops of f/4 (greatest possible aperture, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, and f/16 (smallest possible aperture). The greater the aperture, the more light is admitted through the lens. The smaller the aperture, the greater the possible depth of field (total amount of your image in focus).

4. Mechanical Shutter Cock

The shutter cock function (preparing the shutter for immediate release) is done manually and is not connected to the film advance function. The benefit to this: you can cock and fire the shutter as many times as you like on the same frame - allowing for limitless multiple-exposure mayhem.

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