|LabGuy's World: 1982 Electronika
841 Vidicon Portapak Camera
Description as found on Ebay:
"ELECTRONIKA - 841" RUSSIAN TV CAMERA 1982 Black/white , MADE IN USSR (CCCP) , metal body , on label write that camera price 850 rubles in 1982 !!! - Russian engineer's have 120 rubles salaries a month in the 1980's era. Lens: INDUSTAR-50-2 (This is the famous lens from Russian ZENIT photocameras , camera possible use other Zenit's lens or lens "Meteor-5-1" from "Krasnogorsk-3" movie film camera ) , like new condition, is clean and clear, with no fungus. Camera in excellent cosmetic condition. Camera came with original instruction/manual & electronics schematic.
What a world we live in! LabGuy is now shopping the flea markets of Moscow! Thank you, internet! This camera bares an uncanny resemblance to the [Sony AVC-3400] right down to it's militarized EIAJ compatible 10 pin connector! The magnifier eyepiece got damaged in shipping.
Another remarkable property of this camera is its use of a half inch diameter vidicon tube! It is the smallest I have ever seen.
I recently found a small picture of this camera along with its portable VTR. The Electronika model 501. Sweet! It looks like the system designer's goal was to copy the Sony 3400 system. In engineering, this is a valid method of setting your design target. It looks like they were very successful. Anybody got one of these for sale? Anybody know the name of the designer? [CLICK HERE] to see the operator manual for the Electronika 502 VTR.
HOT NEWS! - An English translation of the manual has been provided by newest friend from Poland, Maciej Szymanski. Thank you kindly for the effort.
[CLICK HERE] to read the operator's and service manual.
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Last updated: April 21, 2007