melek wrote:Captain Slack wrote:If nothing else, I learned how to pronounce Ihagee from that!
I was going to mention that, too.
If you look at the shutter, it's really different. The company is calling it a "vertical slot closure." Not sure what that means.
Could it be the old Kiev 19 has a horizontally running cloth shutter inherited from the FED/Zorki line, and the shutter in the Elbaflex is a modern metal bladed (like the Copal) running vertically? That would be a big improvement on operations, but why limit it to the same old rangefinder speeds? Can't be because they are trying to hit a price point, seeing as the camera is way overpriced as is.