My Kiev IIa dates from 1956. Aside from the addition of the flash synch socket it is a well-made close copy of the Zeiss Contax II. This is a camera that demands some familiarity to get the best performance it is capable of delivering. The best explanation of the peculiarities of the Kiev rangefinder I have seen is at Laszio Gerencser's blog, The Camera Collection.
|The Contax grip is an essential part of using the Kiev IIa.|
|San Felipe de Neri|