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GOMZ / LOMO - Lubitel 2 (1955 - 1980)

Reflex Bi-Lens

In Russian, "Lubitel" means amateur.
Thus, the Lubitel 2 was a robust small 6x6 bi-lenses reflex in bakelite which filled the expectations of a lot of Russian family photographers during 25 years.

The Lubitel 2 has the same body as the original Lubitel dated of 1949. The shutter is equipped with a synchro-flash and a timer. The speeds are in a range from 1/15 to 1/250 of seconde.

The optical lens is a Lomo T-22 1:4,5 f=75mm, similar to the one present on the first versions of the Lubitel.
The direct liaison between the two lenses is done using two notched rings which encircle them.

This camera exists with the mention "Lubitel 2" written in cyrillic characters "любитель 2". It was also commercialised with the designation "Kalimar 100".

The company GOMZ has changed twice its name. In 1965, it was named "LENINGRAD" and became "LOMO" in 1980. From that date, this camera was replaced by the more sophisticated Lubitel 166 and Lubitel 166B.

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