Chaika II

Tonight I am so tired that I cannot physically dedicate much time to photography. Luckily this afternoon I have just got my second hand Chaika II camera directly from Russia. According to some online research "chaika" in Russian should mean "seagull" and this model was produced in Belarus and USSR  between 1967 and 1972.  The name came somehow from the first woman in space - Valentina Tereshkova.

The biggest peculiarity of this camera is that it is a half-frame 35mm camera. This practically means that a 36 exposures roll can actually take 72 pictures. Apart from that, the camera is quite ugly, which makes it adorable to me. I can't wait to try it!

Day 044: Chaika II