Vintage motion picture equipment: a movie camera Quartz 2х85 – 1М. Made in USSR

Quartz (lat. Quarz) is the name of a family of narrow-film (8 mm) amateur film cameras (cameras) produced in the 1960s-1980s at the Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant.

Krasnogorsky zavod is a Russian factory in Krasnogorsk near Moscow which specializes in optical technology. Part of Shvabe Holding (Rostec state corporation).

During the Soviet period it was called Krasnogorsk Mechanical Works (Красногорский механический завод, Krasnogorskiy Mechanicheskiy Zavod). The abbreviation KMZ (КМЗ) is still in common use.

KMZ is known largely for its photographic and movie cameras of the Zorki, Zenit and Krasnogorsk series, several million of which were produced. It also has a large military optics and mechanical engineering division.

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