Kiev-III was produced at the Kiev plant Arsenal from 1949 to 1955. The total production volume is about 120 thousand pieces. The device for 35mm film, rangefinder. Shutter - curtain with vertical curtain movement.
The curtains are assembled from narrow metal links (blinds). The shutter speeds are 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1250 and B.
Early releases could be equipped with a ZK 2 / 5cm lens. Mounting type - external and internal Contax-Kiev bayonet. The camera is equipped with a self-timer, it has no sync contact.Kiev-III belongs to the line equipped with a built-in non-coupled selenium exposure meter. The weight of my copy without the lens is 709 grams.