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I am looking for vintage camera shops and also flea markets generally....

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By Traveller April 24, 2018
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I am looking for vintage camera shops and also flea markets generally....

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By Jon Traveller April 24, 2018

I am visiting for 4 days and would like to look around the shops and the city of Kyev.

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How about flea markets generally? Other folk's trash is my treasure. I will be in Kiev between Friday 4th and Tuesday 8th may. Is there anything on those dates I should know about? For Sunday lunch we're taking a cooking (and eating!) class with a local family.
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Traveller April 26, 2018
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Hi!
For analogue soviet foto cameras you can visit Photo Fond shop on Shota Rustavelli 8. The shop is in the yard in the basement. They have several shelves to choose from and a better quality than on the flea markets. You can also visit Petrivka flea marke or Andriivskiy descent there are some cameras also but less and they are among alot of other trash that is sold there and might not work well. So for starters its best to visit Photo Fond. not an advertisement :) I develop my films there and the shop is good indeed
Local April 25, 2018
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Never buy Leicas in post soviet countries - those are FEDs (sovietic duplicate) forged into Leicas, or at least find a seller to admit that its a forge and put a fair price. If you seek for a quality in the future shots I'd recommend Kyiv-19 (its lens is also compatible to most Nikons), Kyiv 6с (if you are looking for 120mm format). If you want something typical regardless quality it would be Smena Symbol, Zenit or famous Lomo Compact that started the movement Lomo.
Kateryna, thank you so much for this information. It will be very helpful during my brief visit. I recently bought an old Zenit EM with a Helios 44M lens. I use a Micro 4/3 system so I like to acquire old lenses and adapt them. Russar, Mir, Zorky, Orion and Jupiter are all of interest to me. I also have some interesting 110 sub-miniature stuff. Thanks again.
It won't be a problem to find a Zorky in Kiev but the rest are a bit rare.
There is also a special exposition for collectors in 'Expoplaza that works only on Saturday from 6 in the morning till 13, I've never been there but a lot of antiquities sellers go there weekly and on the last Saturday ogf the month sellers from other cities and sometimes countries come there. Maybe there you would find something
Recommended visiting the best souvenirs and gift shops! It is located on the Prorizna street 4, one minute from the Metro Kreschatyk.
Local April 24, 2018
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I recommend to visit souvenirs shop Narodniy Dim Ukraine, the best gifts, souvenirs and vyshyvanka shop. It is located on Prorizna street 4, one minute from the metro Khreschatyk.
Local April 24, 2018
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Hello, Jon!
Welcome to Kyiv!

LAL online app will help you for sure:)

Maybe you need any recommendations?

Kind regards,
Yanna Rokalo
Local Guru
Local Guru April 24, 2018
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