Translations from a Box of Soviet Medium Format film (120)








Негативная для дневнога

Negative for the day (daylight color correction)


45 гост 18 DIN 50 ASA

45 gost 18 DIN 50 ASA

Врем проявл. [7] мин

Development Time [7] min.

Обработать до [09 85]

Process to [09 85] (Use by September 1985)

Партия No [3019]

Party no [3019]

8 кадров 6 x 9 cm

8 frames 6 x 9 cm

12 кадров 6 x 6 cm

12 frames 6 x 6 cm

16 кадров 6 x 4,5 cm

16 frames 6 x 4.5 cm

Цена 95 коп.

Price 95 cop. (copecks)



The USSR (Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics)


шосткинское проиэводствекное обединение „свема“

Shostkinsky (Shostka) production interconnection (association) “Svema”

ТУ 6-17-622-74

TU 6-17-622-74 (no clue)

вскрывать и обрабатывать в темноте

open and handle in the dark (panchromatic film)


The translations above were typed into google translate with the help of this online Cyrillic keyboard. Text as printed on the box appears in bold above, and standard type below. Information that was imprinted on the box appears in brackets and translators notes added for clarity appear in parentheses. I don’t know the Russian language beyond a few bits here and there I picked up when I had a lot of enthusiasm for it after reading Gogol’s Dead Souls, great writer Gogol, you should read his work.

Lomography Diana + & F+ f-Stops

110mm Soft Telephoto Lens:

Sunny: f32

Partly: f22

Cloudy: f16

75mm Normal Lens:

Sunny: f22

Partly: f16

Cloudy: f11

55mm Wide Angle Lens:

Sunny: f16

Partly: f11

Cloudy: f8

38mm Super Wide Angle Lens:

Sunny: f11

Partly: f8

Cloudy: f5.6

20mm Fisheye Lens:

Sunny: f5.6

Partly: f4

Cloudy: f3

Source: Published values for the 75mm lens as they appear in Plastic Cameras Lo-fi Photography in the Digital Age by Chris Gatcum. Using those, the aperture diameters were computed as follows: Sunny 3.4mm, Partly 4.7mm, Cloudy 6.8mm. With that aperture f-stops were calculated with the formula: Lens Focal Length / Aperture Diameter = f-Stop