Current Date:17 August, 2022

Krasnogorsk-3 16mm Camera

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

Single-frame animation

Rotating mirror beam-splitter

Film counter

The Krasnogorsk-3 is sold in a package that includes everything needed to get started.

Pistol Grip with Shoulder brace


2x Close-up diopter

Carrying case

Cable release

Lightmeter Battery adapter kit

Available accessories include:

TimeFlow Intervalometer

You can order yours here

Krasnogorsk-3 16mm windup camera

Krasnogorsk-3 16mm windup camera

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.


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