Stereo Cameras
Sputnik Sputnik
 
Camera Type Medium Format Reflex Camera
Manufacturer Leningradskoje Optiko-Mechanitschskoje Objedinjenije (LOMO), USSR
Year Introduced  about 1960
Film 120 Roll Film
Size 154.1 mm x 101.2 mm x 93.4 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 809 grams (1128 grams with everready-case)
Lens Separation 63.58 mm
Image Format 55.3 x 55.4 mm (W x H)
Image Window Separation 64.22 mm
Lenses Lomo T-22 matched anastigmats (3 elements, glass), 1:4.5/75 mm, no filter thread (outside lens diameter: 26.9 mm)
Diaphragms Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable f/4.5 to f/22
Focusing manual, 1.3 m - infinity
Shutter mechanical central type shutter with 3 blades, between the lenses. Cocked with separate lever.
Shutter Speeds 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15 sec. and "B" (New Model) 
1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10 sec. and "B" (Old Model)
Viewfinder Reflex viewfinder with viewfinder lens 1:2.8, viewfinder hood and lens; frame finder.
Rangefinder n/a
Film Loading manual
Film Transport manual, with knob
Film Rewinding not possible (roll film)
Frame Counter printed number on protective film backing (advance by 2 numbers)
Flash Contact PC-Contact
Tripod Socket 3/8 / 16 TPI or ¼ / 20 TPI, depending on model
Selftimer approx. 7 to 12 sec. delay
Special Features Double exposures and 2D photos possible
Accessories Operating instructions, everready case, viewer (slides & prints), copy frame
Notes Lettering on camera either in latin characters (SPUTNIK) or cyrillic (resembling CPYTNK)
 


Depth-of-Field Scale Sputnik Stereo
Distance setting
(in meters)
Depth-of-Field at f/ ...
f/4.5
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22
inf.
18.0 - inf.
11.0 - inf.
8.5 - inf.
6.0 - inf.
4.5 - inf.
3.3 - inf.
10
7.0 - 20.0
6.0 - 30.0
5.0 - inf.
4.0 - inf.
3.3 - inf.
2.5 - inf.
5
3.9 - 7.0
3.7 - 9.0
3.4 - 12.0
2.9 - 17.0
2.5 - inf.
2.0 - inf.
3
2.8 - 3.7
2.6 - 3.9
2.3 - 4.5
2.2 - 6.0
1.8 - 11.0
1.7 - 30.0
2.5
2.2 - 2.9
2.1 - 3.1
1.9 - 3.5
1.8 - 4.0
1.6 - 5.0
1.4 - 8.0
2.0
1.8 - 2.3
1.7 - 2.6
1.6 - 2.8
1.4 - 3.5
1.2 - 4.0
1.5
1.4 - 1.7
1.3 - 1.8
1.2 - 2.0
1.2 - 2.2
1.0 - 2.8
1.3
1.2 - 1.5
1.1 - 1.6
1.1 - 1.7
1.0 - 1.9
0.9 - 2.2

The Sputnik is a camera of many design faults. The most serious are light leaks, internal reflections and lens flare. Sam "3D Hacker" Smith has found ways to improve the perfomance of this camera. Information about modifying the Sputnik is available here with the kind permission from the author.
 Sputnik Camera Modifications
 
In 2013, Shane Blomberg created strap lugs, facilitating outdoor use.
 Sputnik Strap Lugs


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