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Covert Cameras
This section is about cameras that were used for covert operations. The cameras range from high-tech sub-miniature spy camera's, such as the Minox B, to cameras for inconspicious photography and observations. Click any of the thumbnails below for a further description.

 Index of covert cameras

Covert cameras on this website
Minox miniature and subminiature cameras
Russian copy of the Minox 35 EL
Russian Krasnogorsk F-21 spy camera used by the KGB for a variety of applications
Russian Photo Sniper (Foto Snaiper) with 300 mm telephoto lens used by the KGB
Tochka-58 and Tochka-58M subminiature clockwork cameras used by the KGB (Russian variant of the Minox-A)
Ticka camera (also known as Expo watch camera) from 1906
Swiss-made Tessina subminature 35 mm camera, used by the Stasi, the CIA and several others
The Japanese PETAL; the smalles production camera in the world
Soviet covert observation camera with spring mechanism
Robot Star 50 clockwork camera
Low-noise SLR camera for covert photography
Miniature electronic covert surveillance camera
High-volume covert surveillance camera
Yolka S-64 (a.k.a. Yolochka, Elka and Yelka)
Commercial rollover camera, also used by the KGB
Fixed-distance compact reproduction camera S-112 (C-112)
Small portable document copier
Professional film cutter (21 mm)
John Player Special covert camera (Kiev 30)
Kiev 30 16 mm minuature camera
Kiev 303 16 mm minuature camera
JASEN (S-270) Forensic infrared viewer
Video-Over-Radio system (Racal/Thales)
WiFi camera concealed as a regular screw
 Index of covert cameras
Arsenal Kiev (Ukraine)
BelOMO Minsk (Belarus)
Mechanical Factory of Krasnogorsk (KMZ) - ZENIT
Minox miniature and subminiature cameras
VEB Pentacon - Pentacon GmbH
Carl Zeis AG
Zagorsk Optical-Mechanical Plant (ZOMZ)
Other optics
Optical and optoelectronic devices, infrared communication devices, etc.
2.8/35 P-Flektogon lens (M36)
2.8/50 Biotar lens (M36)
3.5/75 Tessar lens (M36)
3.5/135 Sonnar lens (M36)
High-end pinhole lens kit SO-3.5.1
High-end pinhole lens kit SO-3.5.2 for use with video cameras
Wanted cameras
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