I was very tentative about sending my camera off to be repaired, especially overseas. But it arrived safely and it got back to me in great time. Everything works fantastically and while I was waiting all my questions were answered promptly and clearly. I look forward to many more years of shooting with my Kiev 88 and and will definitley know where to go if I have any more issues.
Film type: 61.5-mm wide non-perforated roll film (type 120)
Larger negatives and transparencies for superior enlargements and reproductions. Hand-held portability together with the creative freedom of ground glass composing. A choice of subject uninhibited by constraints of either image size or equipment. These are the advantages of medium format photography. These are also the advantages of the ARAX Single Lens Reflex Camera. And whether you are an advancing photo-hobbyist or already a professional, the versatile ARAX is the perfect interface between your hand, your eye and your art.
ARAX cameras are hand selected new KIEV 60 and Kiev 88 CM cameras that undergo an extensive mechanical upgrade. These lucky candidates are re-assembled, adjusted, tested, and matched to provide superior interchangeability between the magazine backs, camera bodies, prism viewfinders and lenses. Inferior aspects of the basic Kiev designs are reinforced and/or replaced.
Our unique ARAX-CM-MLU (Mirror Lock Up) system operates independently of the shutter button. You can lift the mirror separately without using the shutter release. When you push the shutter release, the mirror lifts up automatically as usual. MLU eliminates any vibration caused by the mirror movement when doing macro photography or when working with long focal length lenses.
All ARAX cameras have a unique durable light-absorbent black finish (the original Arsenal factory chrome version is also available in same price), and maximum viewfinder brightness is achieved via our special focusing screen with a frame size scale. And last but not least, every new ARAX camera comes with our specially designed high impact ARAX camera bag, perfectly defending your precious ARAX gear from impact and accidental falls.
|*||ARAX-CM line. Upgraded Kiev-88 CM camera. Brand new. Made in Kiev, Ukraine.|
|ARAX-CM body only. Pentacon-Six breech-lock mount, cloth shutter, rapid wind crank, flocked interior.||$325|
|ARAX-CM-starter kit. Low cost ARAX-CM kit to start out.||$466|
|ARAX-CM standard kit is a highly upgraded version of KIEV-88-CM with Pentacon-Six breech-lock mount.||$595|
|ARAX-CM/SE (Special Edition) with genuine leather covering. Many colours and patterns. More accessories and options.||$684|
|*||ARAX-CM-MLU line. Upgraded Kiev-88 CM camera. Brand new. Made in Kiev, Ukraine.|
|ARAX-CM/MLU body only. Pentacon-Six breech-lock mount, cloth shutter, rapid wind crank, mirror lock up, flocked interior.||$355|
|ARAX-CM/MLU-starter kit. Low cost ARAX-CM-MLU kit to start out.||$496|
|ARAX-CM/MLU standard kit (MLU mirror lock up) is a highly upgraded version of KIEV-88-CM with Pentacon-Six breech-lock mount and mirror lock up mechanism.||$625|
|ARAX-CM-MLU/SE (Special Edition) with genuine leather covering. Many colours and patterns. More accessories and options.||$714|
|*||ARAX-60 line. Upgraded Kiev-60 camera. Brand new. Made in Kiev, Ukraine.|
|ARAX-60/MLU body only. PENTACON-six lens mount, 6x6cm frame size, flocked interior, mirror lock up.||$249|
|ARAX-645/MLU body only. PENTACON-six lens mount, 4.5x6cm frame size, flocked interior, mirror lock up.||$265|
|ARAX-60 MLU/SE (Special Edition) with genuine leather covering. Many colours and patterns. More accessories and options.||$528|