What does KMZ mean? Who are they?

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Kinor 35mm motion picture camera
KMZ is a Russian lens manufacturer in Krasnogorsk, near Moscow.


KMZ Stands for Krasnogorskiy Mekhanicheskiy Zavod, which translated to English means Mechanical Engineering Factory of Krasnogorsk or a shorter version would be Krasnogorsk Mechanical Works.

KMZ manufactured lenses starting in the beginning of World War II (1942). They supplied lenses throughout the war and afterwards.

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