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Today I received the magazine. I checked it and the transport mechanism works properly. Thank you very much for your service. Customs did not charge me.
My Arax CM/MLU I got from you is still working very well. It's never missed a beat - a true testament to the technicians who you have working for you. I also use that Arsat C lens regularly, most often with an adapter on my Sony-A cameras. All the best for the future and season's greetings.
Excellent Kiev 88 Shutter Repair and internal clean and adjust. Your work is always top class as has been done for me through the years.
Camera arrived well packed and with good insulation. I always suggest your company to other photographers for good equipment, repairs and service.
Thank you for a first class repair to my old camera.
I've received the lenses today, and it looks pretty good! I really appreciated that you did include filters and lens caps on the lenses, thank you very much! The brighter focus screen did make all the difference, well worth the investment!
The camera arrived a few days ago and it's beautiful and I'm enjoying taking and developing a couple rolls of film with it.
Thank you for the Arax 60 I purchased recently. It is a pleasure to use. The metered prism is convenient and accurate and with the modern focus screen very bright. I have 3 P6's and only 1 is reliable. Not worrying about frame overlap and certain shutter speeds that are inaccurate is wonderful.
Thank you so much for the repair of my camera, amazing work!
Thank you very much as always. i reaaly do appreciate the excellenct service you provide. if you ever do get a tilt shift adapter for either the 88 or 88cm that i can use on my cameras i would like to buy it. I tell everyone about how wonderfull your service is. I look forward to buying more from you in the future.
Arrived today. Brilliant lens. Thank you for your services
I got the package early today. These lenses look so beautiful!! Thank you so much!
My Kiev 88 finallay arrived yesterday, again great job you guys did!!!!! I just wanted you to know. By the way, I didn?t have to pick it at custom control, it came with usually postman :-D
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir mon appareil photo Arax 60. Il est magnifique. Je remercie Araxfoto pour son service cordial et rapide.
Just a short note: Thanks a lot for your effort! The camera works great again!
Thanks a lot for the excellent work on my Salyut-S! The very best recommendations for Gevorg and his staff at ARAX!
Very pleased to tell you that my Kiev 88 was returned to me today 19/4/18
Just to let you know that the package arrived safely yesterday and I'm delighted with the camera (and it went through customs without a problem too!).
I upgraded my Kiev88cm from ARAX years ago, and that's a very glad experience! The body works very well.
The journey took a little longer that I had hoped for, but today I received the camera. It's beautiful and on first sight everything seems to work fine. Thank you very much for this pleasant transaction!
I have received the camera today safely. It just works great and I really happy. Thank you so much for your great handling and support.
I ordered a wide strap for Kiev 88 camera last week, arax camera outfit case and 1/4 inch adapter. I am very pleased with the purchase and speed of delivery and professional service.
For your information and for future customer notice, I have received and installed the ordered ARAX screens on my Hasselblad (this you know it works) and on my YASHICA MAT 124G (just need a little grinding). It is ok, the only challenge is to adjust with wedges to keep the focusing plan as with original screen.
I would like to inform you that the items have arrived just now, and it's all OK, even the inserts for focusing screen (I was afraid that our postal services could damage them).
Be carefull in ordering! I have ordered Arax camera new model the same model that is in the web site. I recieved old tipe of kiev 88 camer with marker - MADE IN USSR not made in Ukraine. This is body is 30 years olt! I hope the camera will working. But i dont know how long.
[Arax] When you ask the special made Kiev-88 camera body with screw mount (!) and MLU, not presented in website - you receive it. Kiev-88 screw mount cameras (which you asked) was produced many years ago, but was upgraded now, after your order, made for you exactly after detail asking and payment from you. Of course it has full ARAX warranty and will work well. Warranty card, camera manual and Do&Dont's included to your parcel. Please read them before using your camera. If you not happy with your purchase, you can return it according our return policy.
Die Kamera ist angekommen,
Alles gut angekommen! Wir wunschen ein schones Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes neues Jahr !
Thanks a lot for those eye cups. Got them today. They fits perfect on my PME51 and HC-4 prisms.
Vielen Dank fur Ihre Bemuhungen ! Das Objektiv ist heute eingetroffen und es ist alles in Ordnung !
I have a chance to put a couple rolls of film through the camera, andI couldn't be more pleased with the quality and functionality of the system and upgrades. Thank you very much!
I wanted to let you know that the package arrived and I received it yesterday at the post office. ARAX 60 body looks beautiful! :) I hope I can try it soon.
I've received my Kiev body and it's perfect, thanks for your work!
Great and fast support regarding questions about products, fast shipping, and great products! Really enjoying the new split focus screen on my Kiev 6C. Thanks a lot!
I have tested this camera with four rolls of film and I am very satisfied. This is my favourite camera. Thank you!
Thank you for this product. Excellent quality. I will recommend you to my friends!!!!
I have received the camera back today! Thank you so much it looks great. The winding of the shutter feels more solid and I was easily able to load a roll with the new take up sprocket. The screen is also a wonderful improvement and the lens looks and operate as it should. I can't thank you enough! Hope all is well on your side of the globe
Received package, thank you! The adapter fits well on the lens and on the camera. Thank you for doing this work!
Āer Adapter ist heute gut angekommen (zollfrei). Mit freundlichen Grussen
Thank you once again! My ARAX-60 MLU/SE (Special Edition) Kit has arrived safely, along with the MC Mir-26 (ARSAT), 3.5/45 wide-angle lens. This camera is a pure beauty and feels as heavy and as solid as a rock.
Best regards to you!
Thank for your repair, the camera is now wonderfully like a young girl!
The camera arrived today and it works just pefect. And it looks as if it was new. Thank you very much for the service.
The camera arrived today, works perfectly! Thanks for the good work and your service.
Quite dissapointed with the communication I had with Arax. Sent some cameras for servicing and had some requests, but were ignored. Got extra services (flock) and charged for them, though I didn't request them. Repairs might be good though, I can't really tell now, only after time and use I can properly judge. Maybe an isolated case, maybe they didn't like me, but I can hardly recommend anyone else their services...
mes commandes sont arrivees tres vite adaptateur et objectif .il ne sest pas passe 1 semaine .l'equipe arax photo et rapide encore merci a eux meme si au debut jai un peu hesite je viens de recommander chez eux . bravo et merci arax photo
The camera arrived today without any custom problems. I am very satisfied and I will happily revert to you if another need shows up.
Guten Tag, ich habe heute das TTL Prisma erhalten. Vielen Dank fur die prompte Erledigung
Lens arrived today! Like very much! Thank you!!
The repaired camera and lens arrived today. Thank you for the great work. They're both good as new.
das Packet ist bei mir gut angekommen, Vielen Dank fur die gute bedienung.
My camera arrived and it works perfect, just as the tilt and shift adapter does :). Thanks :)
Both built quality and image quality are very good, something built to last, just like all old vintage lenses. Customer service is top notch, which makes me really confident in buying more. And thanks for the sweets!
I just received the parcel and everything seems working smoothly: over the next weekend I will try this nice piece of equipment.
I just received the 150mm lens that I purchased from you recently. Oh...and thanks for the focusing screens as well.
I have received my repaired Kiev in 2 weeks after shipment. Now it works like new. Thank you, very much.
Your lens for an affordable price is wonderful. Thank you for that.
The item arrived today without any additional taxes. Everything is okay and Im happy. Thank you very much.
This morning, I received the parcel from you. I soon checked and found out every function works well,
and MLU system is beautifully installed. Thank you very much!!
I am so much pleased with your repair work and business, as I will share your business information with my photography friends and some classic camera shops I know well. Thank you again, and hope all of you peace and prosperity.
Just got my film back. It was packed great and works like a charm! Thanks so much.
Thanks so much! Camera delivered all received in good working order and looking amazing. Not only that but in my wife's hands for her birthday! You people are amazing!
I received the package yesterday. I am satisfied with the ordered screen. Thank you very much.
Yesterday arrived her package with the ordered material. Everything OK, thank you and I hope to hear for new business. Greetings.
Yesterday I recived my Kiev88 bodies I sent to ARAXFOTO for repair. Both are working fine. The whole process went smooth (beside custom issues - but that's an other story) and fast. Thank you very much !
Today I hold my Arax CM-MLU in my hands. This camera is so awesome. The weekend is coming and I'm excited to test the camera. All my CZJ lenses fits perfectly. Thank you sou much.
I've received the camera without any issues, Shipping was onl eight days. Thanks for the bouns filters. Can't wait for the weather to clear up and test it with my CZJ 4.0/300 Sonnar. Which fit perfectly.
Today I received the camera. I would like to thank you so much. My camera is back in professional life.
You did that very well. Thank you so much again. Also thank you for 6x6 film back. I had that old one with hole on the back, when you can check number on film. This new type looks awesome.
I received ARAX-CM/MLU kit today and I am very pleased! Thank you very much for your professional and quick service, I has been a pleasure buying from you. The bonus filters were a nice surprise too. Thank you again.
Just received my ARAX 60. Very fast shipping and incredible good looking camera. Rock solid shutter sound :-). One week after ordering I'm holding the camera already in my hand (sent from Kiev to Doha). Thank you for the perfect transaction. Highly recommended!
Sent my Kiev 60 for repair a few month ago, shutter mechanism completely stucked, counter was not working for ages, frame spacing was not good as well (11frames instead of 12), well, it was time for an overall check. My camera was sent back less than two weeks after I send it to Arax, which was pretty quick, good communication along the process, and of course the repair & CLA have been fantastically performed. Everything is working perfectly, strongly recommend to invest if you have any issue with your Kiev, a real game changer. Thanks to Arax team for the very good work.
I have received my Kiev 60 flocking kit just a week later. The kit has a nice, unreflective texture, perfect fit and the documentation is good. Thank you, if I need something for my Kiev 60, or a new Arax, I'll be back.
Thank you. The package was received last week - kudos on the secure packaging. Everything certainly arrived safe and sound. :) Also ran a test roll the previous weekend - I no longer have frame overlaps like I did before the CLA! Needless to say, I am very, very pleased.
I've received my new ARAX-CM-MLU/SE without any issues. It looks and works very good. Thanks for the fast delivery.
I've just received the goods, without any issues. It cleared the customs without any problems. Thanks for the fast delivery.
Ordered a MLU body in chrome and received it 10 days later in Atlanta. As always it was well packaged and in excellent condition. You can always expect reliable service and good quality products from Arax. I look forward to doing more business with Gevorg and the Arax team.
The parcel has been delivered at my neighbor on 18 February, without any customs formalities. Everything works fine, I am very satisfied!
I am a true Kievaholic, ARAX is my reliable partner for all of my cameras and lenses. I have always been very pleased with the service throughout many years. I have never had any trouble with gear that was maintained by ARAX again. My first choice.
The camera is since yesterday at home. I feel very pleased with the kit. All in it is really awesome. In a pair of days I will start to shot with it. I want to really thank you for all your efforts. Finally I've only paid 20 for the taxes. You did it really great. I would like also to congrat you for the great work you're doing with the Kiev cameras and Arsenal lenses. For every need, don't hesitate: you have a friend here in Spain.
Thank you so much for your very prompt and professional service! Dealing with you and your company has been so far an entirely pleasant experience!
I just wanted you to know the viewing screen arrived two days ago. Thankyou! I've installed it on my Hasselblad 500cm and already it's fantastic - at least a stop brighter all over and the rangefinder-like split focus works fantastically with a prism or the waist level finder, even in low light with my F4 lenses. I'm very happy with the improvement.
I'v just received my order today. It works great. Thank you very much for your support and prompt shipping.
I bought a Arax645 a year ago and have been very pleased with both the services offered from ARAX (item was dispatch in less than 4 days and received in perfect condition in France few days later. Good quality product, I advice anybody willing to by a MF camera to go for it With former Volna/Zeiss lenses this provide very high results for a very affordable price too! Thanks ARAX for your support and also for continuing to produce such type of cameras!
I have just received my order today. Thank you very much for your support and prompt shipping.
I have done business with Gevorg at Arax twice and in both cases the items ordered were shipped immediately, arrived in 10 days or less and were well packaged and in new condition when received. Arax produces high quality medium format cameras and accessories and knows how to do business. I would recommend Araxfoto to anyone wanting to get into medium format photography.
I have received the parcel today. The camera works fine. Thanks for all.
I have received the package today with the fixed Arax ARAX-CM/MLU body #4246 with front cap and film back #7034. All arrived in perfect condition. Thank you very much for your work and attention.
I recieved the cameras some week ago (got stuck in Swedish customs...), all seems to be fine! I've shoot one roll with the Salyut with no problems and the Kiev seems to work fine as well. Very nice work indeed! Thank you very much for your service!
I had acquired a used Kiev60 from an ebay vendor in Canada and while it was cosmetically gorgeous it had mechanical issues.
I was very tentative about sending my camera off to be repaired, especially overseas. But it arrived safely and it got back to me in great time. Everything works fantastically and while I was waiting all my questions were answered promptly and clearly. I look forward to many more years of shooting with my Kiev 88 and and will definitley know where to go if I have any more issues.
I have received the item today. The package was good and the item works very fine. I will recommand this adapter to my friends. ;)
I wanted to let you know that I received the shift adaptor in today's mail. I am quite pleased with the quality of the adaptor. The engineering and quality of materials is excellent. The craftsmanship and quality of construction makes this item a far superior choice to any comparable item available on the market today.
Finally I have received the package containing camera strap and filter set, all securely wrapped in bubble foil,so no risk of damage to the content. Due to a strike at the German Post (!!) it took quite a time for the Package to reach my place here in Germany. Thank you very much!
Got a pentacon 6 to eos tilt shift adapter and it arrived very quickly. Already used it to shoot a short film using some old Kiev lenses. This was an excellent buy and well worth the money. Thanks.
Despite my bad translation, I got the right spare parts. Thank you for your efforts. I can only recommend Arax, competently and reliably. Always ready again for orders.
I have received the package at the beginning of last week. Shipping was really fast ! Everything was inside and meticulously packed.Thank you for the excellent service provided !
I received my ARAX-CM-MLU/SE yesterday, in perfect packaging and condition. All i can say is: Thank you Gevorg! From my first writting to you for ordering and advices to your last mail to tell me you were sending my package, everything went just fine. All i'm waiting for now is to try the camera you made me and to enjoy taking great pictures. Many thanks again, Gevorg!
My finder arrived safely this morning. I have just tried it on the camera quickly and it seems excellent. So far as I can see it looks beautifully made and I am sure will work really well. Many thanks and very best wishe.
I collect cameras & still shoot 35mm and medium format. I was 25 years in the photo lab business and am pleasantly surprised how affordable 120 format cameras have become. I have pieced together bronicas for a little over $100. I acquired a used Kiev 6c and loved the quality so much I looked into the line of cameras more. I found Arax and couldnt believe I could get a new 6x4.5 body shipped to me for barely $300 USD including postage. It arrived in 7 days from the Ukraine--amazing. I have a prism & waist level finder and lenses from the Kiev 6c that fit right on which is a tremendous savings. If anyone has apprehensions about ordering from across the pond I would say stop fearing "what ifs" and go for the good deal.
I received the package beginning of this week on Tuesday, all was perfectly fine, product in perfect shape after the travel.
Thank you for your service.
A few days ago I ordered something for my Kiev-88-TTL camera at http://araxfoto.com Beside the really friendly and accommodating contact with Arax Photo's owner (G.Vartanyan) I was very much delighted about the prompt and good service. Fast answers to all of my questions, quick delivery shortly after my order, well-packed goods - everything perfect! Before shipping I was told delivery could take about 10 to 20 days. In fact mail arrived after 8 days only, without any damage. Thanks a lot from Eastern Germany! Especially I was very much surprised that I could even order a manual for use (Kiev-88) in German - no re-print, original, fine.
just received my latest order 2x Kiev film backs, absolutely Superb!! it took less than 10 days for them to arrive as did the other two orders, the quality of your items are superb and very affordable as i'm a pensioner and don't have a lot of money to spare, i'm now looking forward to getting a 45mm lens, as they look superb as well, "fantastic service"
Thank you for all the supports. A few days ago I have successfully and safely received the package from Ukraine without any damages or troubles. The finder and body is working properly, and is in good condition.
I will definitely recommend you guys to my camera mates for buying medium format cameras.
Hi, upon your request I can say that today wednesday the 18th I did receive the adaptor in good order and without any tax payments to fulfill! Thank you for the convenient business.
I just received my box all the way from Kiev. I don't know how you did it, but here it is. The funny thing to me is that this came to me all the way to Alaska. Here, we live in the Post Office. We are constantly ordering the things we need and having them shipped here. I once ordered a sweater from Seattle, WA, and it never made it. Another one, - I had a box once delivered from a bike shop in Vermont. Great, wrong CUSTOMER!
I have received a wonderful camera. (less than 1 1/2 week - very fast) The support was very good and convincing. The contact was very friendly. Many Thanks.
Just a quick note to let you know that the ARAX 12X Focussing Screens and the P-Six Fresnel Bright Focussing Screen arrived today in good condition. Thank you for your careful packing and prompt shipping. I'm pleased with my purchases.
Tilt adapter arrived today in less than 10 days! It looks great and works great. Adapter also serves me as "Metabones" on my Sony A7R. It is a great pleasure to do busniess with you!
I just wanted to let you know that I will be populating a Flickr album with images taken with your camera. If you are interested in seeing the results I've posted so far, here's the link: http://flickr.com/photos/jsirevaag/sets/72157648911800887/
Thanks for the great camera!
the shutter release cable arrived in perfect shape and works great.Thank you for your prompt service,I'm sure to use your company again.
Just want to let you know that my ARAX Starter Kit arrived this morning in good order amongst the other things I've ordered. My new camera is in great working order and will have a very enjoyable time taking all sorts of lovely pictures. And most greatful for your wonderful service !! And have a lovely Christmas and New Year !!
Received your cold shoe and screen on 12 05 2014. Love that screen!!! Thought you may like to know that I tested your (6-45), cameras shutter speeds and would like to complement your technicians, on their efforts! The seeds up to the 500 and 1000 speeds were extremely accurrent. The speeds at 1/500 and 1/1000 were about one stop slow (overexposure). This is common among all of the cameras with mechanical shutters tested. Only one camera machete the accurrency of your camera and that was another Kiev 60 (6x6). Well Done.
I have received the camra - ARAX-60/MLU standard kit(without standard lens) . All function good .
Thank you so much for prompt and excellent service. I received my new Arax 60 mlu kit. As expected is a fine perfectly working piece of camera equipmente. I simply love it. It's worth every penny. I“ll show you photos soon. Cheers!!
Yesterday I received the ARAX-60 MLU in good order. Shipping Very fast and customs OK. To do business with ARAX is a grat pleasure. Greatings and compliments to Gevorg Vartanyan.
I picked up the screen at the post office today. It arrived faster than I expected, it fits perfectly. It certainly is so much better than the one I had before (the one with the grid, too dark, useless indoors). Thank you very much and I hope to deal with you again.
I am would like to inform you that the package arrived today at 12.30 pm. No difficulties with customs, reached my place by mail just as you said. The package was in good shape, the camera and accessories as well. The camera looks terrific ; I did a quick test of the main functions and everything works great. The shutter purrs like the proverbial cat , the lens moves smoothly and without much force, all just as desired. Tomorrow I will load a roll of film and look how this will turn out ( surely as good as the general appearance of the camera). Thank you very much for your great service and I will let you know how the test with film turned out. Respectfully Yours
The beautiful CM MLU/SE camera you built for me arrived today and I couldn't be happier. Your team does a fantastic job and I look forward to many years of service from this fine instrument. I was immediately impressed by your attention to detail and the great value your product represents when compared to other well known medium format camera systems. Thank you!
Thank you for upgrading my old Kiev 60! You did a professional job, I am very satisfied both with your work and your great style of communication. Super fast delivery! I am looking forward to more deals with you.
The flock sheet arrived yesterday. It was a generous 10x12.5 cm, which made me very happy. I used some of it to cover the inside bottom of a Hasselblad 2000FC/M which had a rubber-like surface which was light grey, perhaps from ageing. The other internal surfaces has a matte black paint, which seemed to be as black as could be expected. With a piece of your flock sheet installed in the bottom the internal reflection was greatly reduced. Thank you and best Wishes
Lens just arrived today. Only took six days! Very impressed with service! Lens in perfect condition, and works perfectly! Thanks again.
The camera arrived safely yesterday. Everything looks great! I will run some film through it this weekend, hoping to make great photos, as you say! Thanks again!
Just to let tou know that I received the front cap for the KIEV BODY 88 in good order and quick delivery. Thank you for your excellent service.
I just want to let you know that I well received my lens Arax 35mm/f2.8 TS. Thanks for your professionnalism. It took only a week to receive it.
Many thanks for your honest and professional. The screens were received very fast in safety package yesterday. I let you know about the stuffs acceptance and would like to thank you for your great supports. Will buy from you again.
Today I got your Bright focusing screen for KIEV-60. This is fine one than I have been thought. I shall use this for my Hassy soon. Thank you for your kindness.
Dear Arax photo company.... I received my repaired film magazine yesterday, and it looks good and fine. I am glad that you find time to use efforts to help me. I say thank you very much for for all your help given to me. Have a nice weekend and enjoy it all. Cheers and regards...
My Kiev 60 turned up today safe and sound. Looks good. Thank you very much!
Last week, I received the package shipped from you. Thank you very much!!
I am happy for having my film magazine for my camera, repaired and ready to go again. Thank you very much, Cheers ......Kjell and regards...
Today I received the camera. I got it delivered via mail and didn't even had to go to customs and pay any taxes. Thank you very much and all the best.
I recieved my order today. Thanks alot for the high quality of your product and the fast delivery. My adapter fits perfectly to my old P6 lenses and my Canon EOS camera. It is an amazing piece of fine work.
The KIEV 60 arrived safely today. Everything works brilliantly and smoothly, a superb service. The view finder is ultra clean, and it feels like brand new. I am VERY happy with the service provided, excellent communication and a very reasonable price. I definitely will be using ARAX again.
Some time ago I sent my Mir-3 to ARAX for servicing and I've to say that now it performs really terrific: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiolanotte/14206200574/
The ARAX CM/MLU arrived safely today. Everything works perfectly. I AM VERY, VERY HAPPY! Thank you for supplying a superb camera (yet again). I hope that you and everyone at Arax are safe and well.
Just received my ARAX-CM/MLU-starter kit and was blown away by the quality and craftsmanship.
Arax produces a camera that is hard to find these days at such a great price point.
All mechanisms snap to life as if for the first time, a feature lacking in the 3 Pentacon 6's i've gone through in the last 5 years.
The piece of mind given from having a team of skilled individuals able to service the camera if anything were to happen is a rare thing today.
the glory of Ukrainian camera manufacturing lives on with Gevorg and the team at Arax!
long live a United Ukraine!
Thanks a lot Gevorg, just received the two NT-backs (one repaired) in perfect condition. Thanks a lot for your effort and the fast turnaround!! Best wishes to you and your country!
received the package with the caps yesterday, just wanted to let you know as you wished. Everything's perfect, so thanks a lot for the good buy. All the best - to you, your country and your people!
I have had an ARAX 645 MLU/SE for a couple of years which is great. I broke my prism finder and I recently ordered a new one to replace it. Gevorg supplied a new one covered in the same leather to complete my setup very rapidly. Thanks very much and I hope peace returns to Ukraine quickly.
The TILT adapter for use Kiev lenses on Nikon F arrived last week. Already tested! With the ARSAT C 80mm 2.8 and on D800E...just superb!!!!! Thank you for this pleasant transaction! I regret the present situation in Ukraine! I wish a quick and peaceful resolution for your country.
The camera arrived safely with me. Thank you. It all works as expected. Arax offers very great service.
I am sad to see all the unrest in Ukraine right now and wish for a fast and peaceful resolution for your home country. I bought an Arax Kiev 88cm from you four years ago and it has been the best camera I have ever had. I use it all the time and it has worked perfectly! Thank you for the fantastic work you do.
The adapter arrived yesterday, faster than expected. Works perfectly! Thanks again for selling these speciality items. I left positive feedback on eBay and recommended you to a friend that is also into medium format cameras.
The adapters arrived today without any problems. I tried out them immediately - Great Stuff :-) Many thanks.
Many thanks for sending the Arax P6 tilt adapter which came in today. I am looking forward to test it on the camera.
Absolutely great service and fast delivery! Will recommend your products and service to colleagues.
I received the order in perfect conditions and customs smoothly. I am impressed by the first tests.
Your upgraded camera is very impressive. I received it without problem. Thank you very much!
The parcel arrived safely (excellent packing !). It is much better than my old Kiev-88CM. Thank you very much for the prompt service and excellent communication. I love films!
I am the owner of a PCS ARSAT H 2,8/35 lens for sometime now. I was a TV cameraman since 1981, and now as an architect in a TV broadcaster since 1994 with a heavy load of photo work, with my 32 years of field practice in both fields I am in a good position to evaluate any kind of cameras and lenses (both TV or photo). I think very highly of the PCS ARSAT H 2,8/35 lens both in the technical level and in practical photography. It is an invaluable tool for my practice, and I highly recommend it to anyone with the need to make good architectural or simply "perspective-controlled" photography, bot professionally or not. I understand that this not a "new" lens, but I use it quite often with very good results and thought of passing my opinion to others.
I bought my Arax 88CM with two 6x6 backs more than six years ago. A few years later I bought a further 6x4.5 back from Gevorg. I have never had any problems with them at all and they perform brilliantly. The Arax gear gives you by far the biggest bang for the buck. Thanks Gevorg, I love this camera and will be in touch with you soon to buy a few more backs, my friend.
I received ARAX 2.8/80mm Tilt & Shift for Canon yesterday. After one evening free hand photo session I found the lens interesting. It is many ways tricky - especially ghosting seems to be an issue - but T & S -capabilities are
definitely promising. I think that I can also use that lens for creative portraits. Thank you for excellent delivery of this challenging lens. I am sure there will be plenty of use for my new Arax.
Thanks for the 35mm Canon Tilt/Shift. I have to say the build quailty is second to none. Works Extremely well and performs flawlessly. I am glad I made the purchase from you!!
I received the new cube quickly ARAX CM / MLU, I had modified by you that I wanted to replace and yes it's been four times that I appeal to you Kiev 88 I always take pleasure in taking pictures with these playthings (despite a Hasselblad in my possession) here is still thank you for your professionalism and the bright silver.
Exertion, I thing this is the right word., when you thinking where to invest your money. I also went through this. After a long research finely I decided to purchase Arax 60. And I should say, at this moment I'm happy with my decision! I received the camera one week after payment. The communication with Gevorg were excellent. I've got all answers to my questions.
I already took the "beast" out for a "test drive" and she did not disappoint me. Follow the link and argued:
Today I received ARAX CM/MLU, and everything is ok. Camera looks great, it is well made, and i am very happy that I finally bought it. After lot of thinking I made decision and choose this camera because I think it is best buy considering price/quality, and outstanding quality of photographs on medium format (especially portraits).
I purchased 80mm tilt-shift to make myself understand these lenses. Now I can't live without it, I'm probably going to take 35mm too. 80mm is gorgeous, sturdy- Spartan and very sharp lens. I think it's impossible to take bad marginal photo or video with it, images or videos have that super fine and unreal blurry drive into super sharp focus area, colors are amazing! I hate tilt-shift screw plastic on this lens and I think overall aesthetic rate is dropping significantly when about that cheap- black plastic part of the screw. Change that please. Thanks for this stunning introduction into tilt-shift dimension.
When I show my new "steel toys"to my friends they joke me spent over 600 dollars to buy a film camera,but I think the pay is worth.
Certainly,ARAX cm is the best version of kiev 88 series mid-format camera that I have seen.The appearance achieve world-class level and it can take beautiful photos.I test it by take one roll of B/W film,the result shows the camera performs well.The most important is ARAX is much cheaper than HASSY but they are very similar in many place.It's best alternatives of hassy for film photography enthusiasts.
I received my Tilt Adapter Hasselblad- Pentax-K through the post yesterday (30/10 2012). It works perfect! Thank you!
The package you sent arrived safely. I examine all the parts and everything is perfect. I am very happy.
I receive successfully my Arax camera. Thank you for fast shipping. The camera looks very, very nice! Can't wait to use it and make good photographs I hope.
I am extremely happy with the Arax CM/MLU kit I purchased off Gevorg. It is a masterpiece of old-world workmanship, built like a tank and everything moves smoothly and crisply. The standard 80mm lens is beautifully sharp and the view through the prism viewfinder is so large enough to make you want to go for a run around inside. Dealing with Arax personally through Gevorg made the purchase all the more worthwhile and I really appreciated the extra effor he went to to make my purchase special. I have just bought a CZ Flektogon 50/4 T* to add a wider dimension to what I can do with this beautiful camera.
The 80mm tilt and shift lens which I purchased from Arax is definitely an item which I would recommend to all my friends. I am extremely happy by the way Arax kept in touch with me and provided all kinds of support and help which I required. Thank you Arax once again.
I received my Arax CM/MLU through the post yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the workmanship; I read through the manuals and checked out the videos posted on Youtube and everything functions as expected. I ran a test roll through the camera today and the negatives look crisp and sharp - I can't wait to take it out into the field. Compliments to Gevorg and his team for the excellent service!
I have been using ARAX a few times already - first for bits and pieces for my Kiev-60 repairs and now with Arax-60 MLU. I can say nothing but praises for the excellent service and quality of the workmanship. The camera is simply superb - I have already tested it (including the focus and shutter accuracy) and every function is spot on. I also like all-black finish a lot more than my other Kiev-60s.
Thank you very much for this beautiful camera your firm made. It's as beautiful as I immagined it would be. The metal shutter and transport system are very quite and smooth like butter, the shutter speeds are changed without
any effort and precise like a Leica. The breech lock is very polished and shines making very positive lens changings. The extra bonuses were a real surprise and made me happy ! Thank you very much for all this effort in craftsmanship.
The camera arrives today in perfect shape. I tested it and
all runs perfect. Nice to meet you and your company and very happy with
your work. Greetings for a perfect work.
The camera came on Friday, everything was in good condition, well packed. I spent last weekend reading the manuals and watching the Youtube instructive videos, because I have experience only with Pentacon six and this camera is
much more complex. I hope, I have understand all the functions (especially do's and don'ts). On Sunday I tried to take first pictures, the film and the photos are now developed and it is evident, that the camera works perfectly.
Yesterday I received shipment of the ARAX body you sent me. Today I shot a roll through it and as expected everything works perfectly.I am very pleased, happy and thankfull for your kind, proffessional, friendly service.
I bought my Arax CM/MLU from Kiev's Araxfoto company and never regretted it. What a beautiful camera and everything works like a swiss clock. Gevorg - thank you so much.
I received the adapter on December 31 in perfect condition.
Thanks for the very fast shipment: now I can use the excellent lenses also on my Canon.
Once again: thanks for the service!
I have been a photographer for over 40 years and I have used many different types of camera. I can honestly say that the Arax CM/MLU is an excellent camera and a delight to use. (It is now my main studio camera.)
It is simple to use and functions very smoothly. The 80mm f2.8 lens is wonderful and the metered prism is totally accurate.
If you are thinking about buying a medium format camera THIS is the one to get!
After I unpacked the parcel I was extremely happy and I would like to thank you for the great job you did! My next repair/CLA will defiantly be managed through your company again!
I received the camera yesterday. It is very much satisfied with goods. It is a very exciting and primitive camera. Thank you for the great camera.
I have received my Arax-60 in good shape. Had to pay tax on it but fortunately because you put in a repair bill it was only 10euro. I have shot a few rolls with it already and everything looks they way it should be. Thanx!!
Many thanks for the beautiful camera. Everything works perfectly. The leatherworks and black paint is sublime. I never saw such a quality paint on a camera. The instructions on DVD and the nice bag are a bonus. It was a joy in dealing with the ARAX company.
I've got my « Spot TTL metered prism finder for KIEV-88 » FIVE working days after shipping !... TOP ! Not tested yet but seems to be great ! It will explode my use of Arax 88 CM ! Arax is really a good place to buy, 'hope it will go on for long !... Thank you.
I finally got my 35mm t/s lens! I am very happy with its quality and build. The image quality is awesome. The packaging was carefully done. Mr. Gevorg was very patient to answer all my queries. Thank you so much for the great lens!
I bought an ARAX CM/MLU SE a while ago and now I've processed my first film from the camera and the results are excellent. The NT film backs are easy to load and there were no light leaks whatsoever. The lens is great and the camera is beautiful. I prefer the folding waist level finder over the prism because I think it's crisper and makes it easier to focus. Although it is easy enough to focus with the prism finder. The packaging and shipping leaves nothing to be desired. All in all a great camera with alot of character, and good value for the money. I love it! I also purchased a tilt-adapter for P6 to M42 which I mostly use on my digital camera (with the arax 2.8/80) lens and I have no complaints about that one either.
Today I recieved the extra filmback for my Arax camera. As always fast shipping. It fits well and I will be going to use it a lot in the next future!
I enjoy my Arax camera very much!
The Arax tilt adapter is super value for money. The mechanics is fine and coupling it with the Biometar lens I bought for this purpose was without any problems. I have the adapter mounted on my Nikon D5000 and a Biometar lens attached. In hindsight, I would definitely buy the Arax adapter again, but look around for other medium format lenses with the same mount but different bokeh, e.g. the Kaleinar. Arax service was also fine.
In 1991 I bought my first Kiev 60. Exactly 20 years after that I bought my first Arax 60 MLU. It was the fourth body I used, the only trouble free and definitely the best. I tested all my Kiev lenses and the results were astonishing. The MLU function produced crispy and crystal clear results especially with the large telephotos.
The camera arrived extremely fast in five days from Kiev and the communication with Arax was fast, accurate and friendly.
It was really one of the best buys I ever made and I definitely recommend Arax.
I recieved my Arax 88 within 2 weeks after shipping. Mr. Gevorg resplies all the emails quickly. Great purchasing experience and nice quality.
I bought a very nice Arax CM MLU kit with several lenses and camera backs seven years ago.With this kit I entered the world of medium format. I still work with that kit and am very satisfied.Since then I bought several accesories ,lens, filters from Mr Gevorg and I have a very good experience communicating with Him.Everything flowable sincere and fast.Belive him 100%
Received my Arax camera after just 5 days even though we had a few holidays in our country, which was quite an impressing feat. Since then, have used up a few rolls of film with it and have been quite impressed with the results so far. Overall I'm more than satisfied with everything from ordering to the actual developed negatives and if I had to find a fault, it would be that the bayonet mount lock was screwed a bit more tightly than I'm used to. Pleasure doing business with you!
I received the parcel and my Arax camera (CM - TTL) on Saturday morning just after eight days after shipping ! All items were well packaged. Communication with Gev0rg has been good all along the process. The quality of the camera is ideal and I'm sure that I ll take nice pictures soon. It was a real pleasure doing business wit you!
Two cameras which I ordered arrived safely last night. I was surprised too early Arrival. I have you give various service, and thank you. Cameras are in a very good State. The camera of ARAX possesses very high reliability and becomes my main camera. (I have disposed of three pentacon six.) I intend to purchase a camera made in ARAX in the near future. I enjoy photography with a camera of ARAX. Thank you very much.
I received my ARAX camera very fast in perfectly packaged, safe parcel. And with some surprises inside. The quality of the camera is ideal. I'm sure that I will take a lot of nice pictures soon. Thank you very much!
I've just received the camera and everything is in order. Communication with Gev0rg has been great all along the process. Shipping was fast and without any problems, well packaged. Thanks a lot!
Oh, he also dropped a couple of chocolates within the body mount cap and the rear lens cap for a nice surprise :)
I would like to thank you for the fine camera, ARAX 60-MLU/SE you send me a couple of weeks ago. Last Sunday, for the first time, the weather was perfect in Belgium for
taking some nice "Indian summer"-pictures. So I went out for the first time with the camera. The camera works perfect, and the built in meter is spot on for color negatives. (I checked it with my Gossen Starlite). 20 years ago, in my past job, I worked regularly with different Hasselblads. I can assure you that the ARAX 60 is as good as every Hasselblad and I'm not missing the changeable backs (if I need them in the future, I will order a second body (will cost me not more than a Hasselblad back).
I recently got my first ARAX, a 60 MLU. It's great. The ARSAT 80mm lens is really good and I've already shot some very nice images with it. I can thoroughly recommend it and the service from ARAX. A special word of thanks to Gev0rg who could not have been more helpful.
This is my second ARAX camera (A.-60 and A.-88): Excellent products (including lenses and accessories) and first-class (super-fast, absolutely reliable) service! For middle-format (analogue) photography the ARAX cameras, lenses etc. and the ARAX Company team are highly recommended! ARAX - for ever!
I received yesterday my TTL spot prism view finder for Hasselblad 500C/M, in perfect condition... A point of advise if I may, when you expect an e-mail from Arax MAKE SURE THAT you CHECK YOUR "SPAM " FOLDER. Your mail might be there in the spam folder as it did for me. I made an ass of myself by starting a complaint because of mail that I did not recveived in the proper folder. (Not his fault but mine) Mr Vartanian is extremely courteous and helpful and will resolve any problem.
I'm so happy! I received my Arax this saturday on the morning, and developped my first black and white film. No problem. Not any problem... Good picture, very good.
Thank you everybody at Arax Photo. We can trust you.
After consulting Mr. Vartąnyan, I returned my 35mm Arax S&T lens for conversion from 42mm thread to Canon mount. The service was again very professional and quick.
The lens was thoroughly packed: I received it in perfect shape. Thanks again to all at Arax for the excellent service!
Dear Mr. Vartanjan, the camera equipment arrived today and I very pleased with it, thank you. in the next days I will tak fotos, but I beleave that they will the same as good as with the other camera. the parcel cams in very well condition.
This message is just to thank you for the work you made with my Mir-3. I developed the first rolls with it and I got superb results, better than most Carl Zeiss Jena lenses I have got. Here is an example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiolanotte/4514891467/
Gev0rg is a true gentleman and businessman. From sending my money to receiving my Arax the whole process took a painless 2 weeks. The camera feels well built, performs impressively and produces beautiful images, the transport mechanism and shutter are both smooth and reliable, and the focusing screen is bright and crisp. I'm very pleased with my order and won't hesitate to order from Araxfoto again should I need additional gear!
I was surprised to arrive unexpectedly and early.
"ARAX CM MLU" is wonderful. It satisfies it.
I received the parcel yesterday afternoon (vey fast indeed, compared to the other way :-). I checked that the body was working all right at all speeds now. Today, I put a film into the 645 back, went out to shoot and observed that now, the film transports very smoothly. Thank you very much for this succesful repair.
The ARAX 60 SE is a great camera that really works as I expected. In less than a month it was in my hands with all the special requests I've made. The people at ARAX FOTO are very helpful and fast. One of the best buys I've ever made.
I have to say, that camera works quite well. My first impression was its a little bulky, a few places paint was peeled, that is the bad part of it, this camera made in 2003 so it is a little battered. Camera functions are really good, I will recommend this machine to my friends. Thanks for all, I really love it!
Maany thanks for the arax starter kit,arrived only 8 days after ordering,very impressed with the looks and functioning,cant wait to expose some film!
Thanks Gev0rg! My New 88CM MlU with 2 film backs arrived today in perfect condition. Very fast shipping. I'm very pleased with the build quality of the camera. All loaded with film and ready to go shoot. I used to have a new Hasselblad 501CM but could not justify the cost of extra lenses. Now for what I sold the hasselblad for a I have a new ARAX 88 CM MLU, A Carl Zeiss Jena MC 50mm f4.5, Carl Zeis Jena MC 180mm f2.8, and a Carl Zeiss jena MC 80mm f.8 lens a Kiev TTL Spot meter and an extra 6x6 back. And still have a few extra dollars in my pocket. Thanks again Gev0rg!
Le comunico que hoy di'a 11 a las 12:00 horas he recibido el paquete con la camara y accesorios en perfecto estado.
Ahora solo falta probar la ca'mara con peli'cula. La he comprobado en vacio, es decir sin pelicula y el disparo es muy suave. Felicidades por su trabajo de mejora, es fabuloso.
Le informare' de el resultado de mis fotos una vez haya revelado el primer carrete. Gracias por su esmerado y atento servicio.
Today I have to recieve my new ARAX, yes!!! I'm very satisfied with shiping and with camera indeed. Hardly waiting to make first shooting outdoore.
One more time, it is more then I had been expected. Thanks again for your profesional servis and kidness.
The camera arrived yesterday after just eight days! I'm very pleased with it and have already taken some pictures. The new TTL-switch is very cleverly placed and a
joy to use. Thank you for your great service and keep up the good work! I would recommend your company and buy again from you any time.
As always, advise was professional, parcel arrived one week after order...
Thank you for fast repair service and even faster delivery.
Thank you for the repair work you carried out on our KIEV 88CM. The service was brilliant and shipping extremely fast. To be honest, we knew it would be!! Arax has built up a fantastic reputation over the years, and we now can see why! We shall be switching from Ebay sellers to Arax from now on to purchase all our Kiev cameras, lenses and accessories. Thank you so much.
I'm just writing to thank you very much for my beautiful camera. The build quality is impressive!! It arrive yesterday in Melbourne, and so far I am extremely happy with my purchase.
The parcel arrived this monday, five days after you ship them. The cameras and the other items are beautiful and both me and my son Julian are looking forward to shot our first rolls this weekend. It is clear you take your work seriously. Have a good day and congratulate to your team.
I would like to send you this letter of thanks.
During the last two weeks before your summer vacations you did more than
usual for my matter !!
Especially in advising concerning my intentions and in ACCELERATION of
You have done this very,very well.Therefore my thanks.
The parcel arrived very soon ,without any problem and the camera and all
other parts were in MINT condition !!
All parts were wll matched and work very smooth really LIKE A SWISS WATCH.
Last but not least let me thank for your CD part Z-BONUS.since I have
the music I like it and hear it very often,also during work with Photoshop.
This is a fine compensation while doing such work.
I would like to thank you for your great camera. I have now been shooting for about ten rolls of film with it. Mainly hp5 black and white, but also kodak 400vc colour film. Sharp and contrasty pictures and very precise shutter operation. Every shot was correctly exposed as metered. There seems not to be any light leaks or reflections inside the body, unlike in my standard kiev 60. I have photographed equally using both film backs and both of them operates flawlessy. I have strong believe that this camera will be one of my personal favourites in addition to my EOS1 digital and film cameras creating mostly portrait photos of people in their own surroundings. Perfect satisfaction!!
I let an Kiev 88 B.I.G. Six whith P-6 Connection, repair. Also the magazine I let repair. It was a god work and I am very satisfied. Shipping dures only 5 day back to germany !!! Thank you, Gev0rg with team !!!
I got your package today with the repaired KIEV 88 and lens - thanks a lot! everything looks perfect & clean and works really smooth, i'm
completely satisfied. Thanks again a lot for your advice and nice contact, i will definitely recommend you to my friends (as soon is i'm gonna meet somebody who owns a
KIEV as well.
Today I received the 250mm. Arsat lens with the two filters, the tilt/shift
adapter and the retro ring. AGAIN A SUPERB LENS!!! The shift adapter for Canon allows me now to use this
lens (and other P-Six lenses) also on a digital canon EOS camera. Thanks a lot!
The package containing the p6 to contax 645 lens adapter arrived today 4th
February. I am very impressed with your service and would certainly do
business with you again and will recommend you to friends and colleagues.
Thank you very much.
I received the camera kit within two weeks of ordering. Each film
magazine was tested with a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 film. The Arax
CM-MLU performs flawlessly. It was very obvious that the camera has
been put together with great care (and pride). The pictures were great
- no light leaks at all; and the Vega-12B f2.8/90 was wonderful. I am
extremely happy with this unit and looking forward to future transactions!
Tilt adapter safely arrived and I am glad to say that it performs amazingly! Results are absolutely wonderful (with Flektogon 50/4 and Canon full frame DSLR).
I just recieved the Arax camera case and strap in good order .
Thanks for the quick delivery and the nice ukranian spoon!
In the past I have purchased several items from this Dealer I can vouch for a fast reliable service thank you
Bonjour, j'ai bien recue la bague pour Nikon.
Merci pour ce delai rapide! Cordialement.
Thanks for the lens, I received it just now. Absolutly love it!
It was a pleasure doing business with you.
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