Kyryll, thanks so much for posting this! I can't read Russian but it will be great to see the pictures and it's really awesome to have the answer to the mystery which I really wasn't expecting.
A big Thankyou!
i could translate the entire post... but it's a lot of text
he's not a writer, so it's just a flow of memories
it was friends and others who convinced him to write a post about his experiences on the shoot
in terms of cameras, judging from sergej's post
they started with Mitchell NC camera, but in 1978 went to what he called a soviet copy of the Mitchell.
after some googling it seems that they used an early version of Kinor 35 C KSN (Кинор-35С КСН) https://ru.wikipedia...?????-35?
sergej says that "most of the film, except the wide shots of characters entering the zone, was shot on Cooke Varotal 20-100mm T3.1"
though earlier in the post he does mention that they received the Distagons in 1977
also in the steadicam photo you can see they used an Arriflex camera...but i am too young to tell what model
Edited by Kyryll Sobolev, 25 January 2016 - 02:20 PM.