The Krasnogorsk-3 is a 16-mm windup camera made in the former Soviet Union. The name “Krasnogorsk” comes from the suburb of Moscow where the plant is located.
The K-3 has been adopted by many film schools, including the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television.
Its low price, rugged construction and sophisticated optics have made it very popular with both beginning filmmakers and professionals. Among the K-3’s credits are music videos for the Spin Doctors and Suicidal Tendencies.
Director Spike Lee shot some of the footage in his film Get On The Bus using a K-3. There is a photo of Spike holding a K-3 on the cover of the soundtrack CD.
The Krasnogorsk-3 features:
17-69mm f1.9 zoom precision Zenit Lens
Electronic exposure meter
Continuously variable speed from 8-48 fps
Rotating mirror beam-splitter
The Krasnogorsk-3 is sold in a package that includes everything needed to get started.
Pistol Grip with Shoulder brace
2x Close-up diopter
Lightmeter Battery adapter kit
Available accessories include:
You can order yours here
Prices as found on the site at the time of this post were as:
Krasnogorsk-3 Camera ….. $795.00
New, complete package.
Krasnogorsk-3 Super 16mm Camera ….. $895.00
Same as above with Super 16mm gate.
Krasnogorsk-3 Time Lapse Special ….. $1195.00
Includes Krasnogorsk-3 package and a TimeFlow TIV-240K intervalometer, everything you need to create dazzling time lapse.
Six-month warranty. Shipping charges not included.