Starting out on film photography in eastern Europe is interesting, here you can find an absolute abundance of cheap old soviet cameras for sale. The soviets famously copied almost all the most popular western camera systems from brands such as Leica, Hasselblad, Contax, Zeiss, Pentax and others. What this left behind is the most fun you’ll ever have scouring through bazaars and online shops. Why? In search of hidden treasure of course, like the Kiev 4M that I managed to find one day for no more than $30.
Author name: Chill_grain
I'm a film photographer who shoots for sport. Mainly use my Leica M6, Rolleiflex 3.5F and now dabbling with large format 4x5.