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.

(description from ncs, new york)



* Meteor 5-1 Zoom
* Zoom Range: 17mm-69mm
* Maximum apature: f1.9
* Minimum apature: f22
* Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.0 meters
* Flange Focal Depth: 45.5mm
* Thread: M42x1mm (Pentax Screw)
* Filter Thread: 77x0.75mm

Shutter Speeds

Shooting Speed (fps) Shutter Speed
8 1/20
12 1/30
16 1/40
24 1/60
32 1/80
48 1/120
single-frame 1/30

Size and Weight

* Weight, Body only: 4.5 lbs
* Weight, Body and Lens: 6.8 lbs
* Size of Body (LxHxW): 8 x 7.3 x 3.25 inches
* Tripod Thread: 3/8 inch


PDF Manual Here (if you have an english copy of the manual that is not from NCS, New York, please email it to me, NCS has asked me not to provide their manual on the server.)


Kiev/USA, US distributors of the K3 -