I think you got a very good one evidenced by these nice results. I'm not a huge fan of FSU cameras, but the Kiev's are ones I think really offer tremendous value and are a lot of fun.

Quote Originally Posted by Brian Legge View Post
I picked up a Kiev 4a off of craigslist a few weeks ago. No takeup spool so I improved with an film spindle. Worked well enough that I ordered a takeup spool from Fedka, as the spindle felt a bit unstable. The camera came 3 Kiev/Contax mount Jupiter 8s ...and I just purchased a J12 over on rangefinderforum yesterday.

Here are a few shots from the first roll:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/

I was originally considering a Helios-103 but with results like those, I don't think I can justify it.