Kiev 88CM is a single-lens reflex camera, which, in its basic form, consists of the 88CM camera body, a 80mm / f=2.8 multicoated lens, Kiev FM12 (6×6 cm) or FM16 (6×4.5 cm) interchangeable film magazines, removable waist level finder and PV45 TTL-metered prism viewfinder.
Two models of the camera are made: Kiev 88CM and Kiev 88CM Master.
The Master model has a pre-release mode (MLU, Mirror Lock-Up). The mirror control mechanism allows avoiding undesirable impact from mirror actuation with a shutter release and thus improving image sharpness. Kiev 88CM Master camera allows you to lock-up the mirror before releasing the shutter by pressing the mirror release lever.
The breech-lock design of the Kiev 88CM camera bayonet allows using interchangeable lenses of Pentacon Six or Exakta 66 cameras.