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Zorki RANGEFINDER CAMERAS



Kiev Manual

FED/Zorkii


I am in the process of gathering data to rewrite this section This is the first Zorki and is engraved FED / Zorki. It is a FED-1(e) with different engraving. Since the FED factory had been destroyed it is very possible that was an expedient to get the cameras into production as soon as possible after the war. This theory is lent credence by the fact that the manual provided with these cameras has "FED" on the cover. However the Illustrations in the booklet show the FED/Zorkii camera. The other possibility is that the equipment and parts had been evacuated from the FED factory to the Zorki factory. Unfortunately, due to the secretiveness of the Soviets we may never know the true story. The lens for this camera is the 50mm f3.5 collapsible Industar-22 with apertures of 3.5,5.6,8,11 and 16. This industar-22 has an lock button like the FED lenses. These cameras are marked with their year of production and as were all made in 1948 or 1949. 1948 production was about 2000 cameras and 1948 production was only 500. The base plate of this camera has a film guide attached with 2 screws. The large FED variation is the rarest but both are rare. Zorki-1 cameras were manufactured from 1948 to 1956. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader.


The first several hundred had only FED and the KMZ symbol on them.

The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover. They also exist with just FED and the KMZ symbol and with FED?Zorkii on them but are very rare.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 04274

{Front of Fed Zorki(b)} {rear of Fed Zorki(b)} {top of Fed Zorki(b)}
{bottom of Fed Zorki(b)}

FED/Zorki-1Special


I am in the process of gathering data to rewrite this sectionThis the rarest variation of the FED/Zorki and was made in an extremely limited run. This camera has only been seen engraved 1948. The body is covered with very fine grain leather and there is a lens shaped plate on the back engraved "FED". The camera also has a top shutter speed of 1000. The other unique feature of this camera is its objective lens. The lens is the ZK-2 5cm f2.0 which was also found on the earliest Kiev cameras. This lens is a copy of the Zeiss Sonnar for contax. In fact many of these lenses are Sonnars with a new engraving ring glued in place over the Zeiss engraving. This lens is in a special focusing mount and is collapsible. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside on the lens cover and with the KMZ prism embossed on the rear.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 0758

{Front of Fed Zorki(a)} {rear of Fed Zorki(a)} {top of Fed Zorki(a)}
{bottom of Fed Zorki(a)}

Zorki


Zorki-1(b)


This is the first version where the camera is engraved just "Zorki".The difference is that the shutter release is now within an elevated cupped area and is threaded for a central cable release as in the FED-1(f). The very earliest cameras of this series did not have the cupped shutter release. Very early cameras also do not have the serial numbers where the first 2 digits indicate the year. The rangefinger cam is now a large curved surface. Most of the first year of production of these cameras have a filled area in the body the same size as and directly behind the lens mount. This is as if they had to have the lenses adjusted and then the area was filled. The production after this time does not have this round area. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader.


There is an extremely rare variation with a top speed of 1000..

The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 109766

{Front of Zorki 1(a)(2)} {rear of Zorki 1(a)(2)} {top of Zorki 1((a)(2)}
{bottom of Zorki 1(a)(2)}

Zorki-1(b)Special


This camera has many features of later models. By serial number and internal inspection it is definitely a Zorki-1(b). However it is definitely not a normal production camera. It has the non-collapsible Industar-22 lens and the fit and finish of this camera are far above the norm for this camera. It has the body of a much later model with the stripes top and bottom and around the lens and it has strap lugs. It also has a plug in the back for lens adjustment as in the FED-1(a). This was either a prototype or made special for someone. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover. The KMZ prism is also stamped on the rear of this case.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 111858

{Front of Zorki 1(b)} {rear of Zorki 1(b)} {top of Zorki 1(b)}
{bottom of Zorki 1(b)}

Zorki-1(c)


This model eliminates the film guide on the bottom cover. It has the engraving in both Cyrillic and Latin. A stripe has been added to the body at the top and bottom and the back is now attached with two instead of three screws. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover. There is rumored to be a variation of this camera with just Cyrillic engraving.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 264246

{Front of Zorki 1(c)} {rear of Zorki 1(c)} {top of Zorki 1(c)}
{bottom of Zorki 1(c)}

Zorki-1(c) SLOW SPEEDS


This is an exquisite camera in use it feels like a Leica not a Zorki. This camera has a different shutter with a slow speed dial added to the front of the camera . The shutter speed dial on top has speeds of Z,15,30,40,60,100,200 and 500 with the 15 filled with red. The auxiliary dial on the front of the camera has speeds of 15,5,2,1 and the Cyrillic symbol for D. The lens is an early Jupiter-8 5cm F2 lens with a focusing lever and a serial number from 1952. There are also lugs for a strap.The case for this camera is lined in a very soft green leather. It definitely was not a normal production camera. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover. The KMZ prism is also stamped on the rear of this case.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 168861

{Front of Zorki 1(c)ss} {rear of Zorki 1(c)ss} {top of Zorki 1(c)ss}
{bottom of Zorki 1(c)ss}

Zorki-1(d)


This model has the name stamped on the rangefinder housing and the serial number has been moved to the back of the top cover below the accessory shoe. It is not uncommon to see these cameras with an added flash sync. There is also a rare variation with gray vulcanite. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 432028

{Front of Zorki 1(d)} {rear of Zorki 1(d)} {top of Zorki 1(d)}
{bottom of Zorki 1(d)}

Zorki-1(e)


The next generation of the camera has the black stripe that was added top and bottom continued around the lens flange. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-50
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 605411

{Front of Zorki 1(e)} {rear of Zorki 1(e)} {top of Zorki 1(e)}
{bottom of Zorki 1(e)}

Zorki-1(f)


The last standard model has a new shutter with speeds of B,25,50,100,250 and 500. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 55116127

{Front of Zorki 1(f)} {rear of Zorki 1(f)} {top of Zorki 1(f)}
{bottom of Zorki 1(f)} {top of Zorki 1(g)}

Zorki-2


This camera introduces a self timer on the left front of the body and a new shutter mechanism. The shutter speed dial mow sets by lifting the outer ring and setting it to a mark on the inner ring. The camera has strap lugs. Zorki-2 cameras were manufactured from 1954 to 1956. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover. These cameras are scarce.



Caution:
When changing shutter speeds, to prevent damage to the camera, the shutter must be wound first, only then can you change the speeds.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 540758

{Front of Zorki-2} {frear of Zorki-2} {top of Zorki-2}
{bottom of Zorki-2}

Zorki-S


The Zorki-S(the letter S is written C in Cyrillic) introduced a new range finder housing. The shutter release is now surrounded by a cylinder that functions as the rewind selector. This camera introduces flash synchronization with a jack on the front of the rangefinder housing. The flash synchronization speeds are adjustable with a lever below the shutter speed adjustments. The available synchronization delays are 0,5,10,15,20 and 25. The first two digits of the serial number on these cameras indicates the year of production. There are several variations in this camera itemized below. Zorki-S cameras were manufactured from 1955 to 1958. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed over a large C all inside a large circle on the lens cover. VARIATIONS: 1. Engraved Zorki C. 2. Stamped Zorki C. 3. Gray, white or green cameras, with a nylon herringbone patterned fabric. 4. Made in the USSR (in Cyrillic) on the back of the rangefinder housing below the shutter speed dial. 5. Chromed rangefinder housing. (rare) 6. Engraved "FESTIVAL" in Cyrillic on the back of the rangefinder housing below the shutter speed dial. This is for the 1957 Moscow Youth Festival and is very rare.


FILM REWIND: To rewind the film, press down on the sleeve around the shutter release and turn it toward the U on the camera body.

Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 56017560

{Front of Zorki-S} {frear of Zorki-S} {top of Zorki-S}
{bottom of Zorki-S} {Front of gray Zorki-S} {Front of green Zorki-S}

Zorki-2S


This camera combines the features of the Zorki-2 and Zorki-S in one camera. These cameras have the following features ,neck strap lugs, flash synchronization and self timers. The available synchronization delays are 0,5,10,15,20,25 and 30. There are several minor variations, no self timer, MADE IN USSR in English on the rear of the rangefinder. There are also variations in the placement of the selftimer release, it is above the short lever and behind the long lever. The lenses can be either collapsible or the newer Industar-50 which does not collapse. Zorki-2S cameras were manufactured from 1955 to 1960. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki 2 embossed over a large C on the lens cover. It has a cutout for the self timer.



FILM REWIND: To rewind the film, press down on the sleeve around the shutter release and turn it toward the U on the camera body.

Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 57287762

{Front of Zorki-2S} {frear of Zorki-S} {top of Zorki-2S}
{bottom of Zorki-2S} {Front of Chrome Zorki-2S}

Zorki-3


This camera introduced the combined rangefinder and viewfinder. All knobs in these cameras are straight knurled not cross knurled. This camera has a new body with shoulder strap lugs and a removable back. The camera back has a latch on the right and the left with a tripod socket centered under the lens. There are two variations in the tripod socket one is round and one is square. The square socket appears identical to the socket on the Kiev rangefinders or the Leningrad, however none of the five cameras that I have examined have the folding foot that these cameras have. These cameras also showed no wear where the foot would have been. Therefore I believe that where the foot is found on Zorki-3 cameras, it was probably added after production. Zorki-3 cameras were manufactured from 1951 to 1956. The combined rangefinder viewfinder required a new housing which is much higher with a very large Viewing window to the right. Engraved between the windows is Zorki-3 in Cyrillic and the KMZ prism. There is a small lever under the rewind knob to adjust the diopter of this camera viewfinder for people who wear glasses. This camera also has a new shutter with two speed dials, one on top of the prism housing and the other on the front of the camera. The top dial has speeds of B,1000,500,250,100 50 and 25-1 engraved in red. The front dial has speeds of 25 filled in red,5,2,10,1 and the Cyrillic letter D. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki 3 embossed on the lens cover.



Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm )
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 5418633

{Front of Zorki-3} {frear of Zorki-3} {top of Zorki-3}
{bottom of Zorki-3}

Zorki-3M


This camera introduced a new shutter with only one speed dial on top . The Speeds are B,1000,500,250,100,50,25, and red filled 10,5,2 and 1. Engraved between the windows is Zorki-3 in Cyrillic over a large M on the front and the KMZ prism is found between the 2 screws on the rear. A few o these cameras have what appears to be a factory installed flash jack. When this is installed on the left front of the camera the case will have a matching hole and have the KMZ prism embossed in the back. Zorki-3M cameras were manufactured from 1954 to 1956. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki 3 embossed over a large M on the lens cover.



Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 5572981

{Front of Zorki-3M} {frear of Zorki-3M} {top of Zorki-3M}
{bottom of Zorki-3M}

Zorki-3S


This camera has had a redesigned top deck to accommodate the addition of flash syncronization. The new shutter has speeds of B,1000,500,250,100,50 and filled in red 10,5,2,1 and 25. There are flash synchronization times of 0,5,10,15,20 and 25. The film advance has been changed to have the frame counter on top instead of on a flange as in all previous models. Engraved to the left of the view finder window is Zorki(in Cyrillic), between the windows is 3-C and the KMZ prism is found between the 2 screws on the rear. Zorki-3S cameras were manufactured from 1955 to 1956. The eveready case for this camera has two snaps and is made of brown leather with Zorki 3 embossed over a large C both surrounded by a circle on the lens cover.


It is a pecularity of these cameras that you turn the shutter clockwise to B and 25 and clockwise to the rest of the slow speeds. The slow speeds are marhed in red to remind the user that flash works at these speeds.

Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 5625420

{Front of Zorki-3S} {frear of Zorki-3S} {top of Zorki-3S}
{bottom of Zorki-3S}

Zorki-4(a)


This camera represents the next evolutionary step in the family. It is essentially a Zorki-3C with a self timer. The new shutter has speeds of B,1000,500,250,125,60 and filled in red 15,8,4,2,1 and 25. There are flash synchronization times of 0,5,10,15,20 and 25. The very earliest of these cameras had faised borders around the Rangefinder windows. Engraved to the left of the view finder window is Zorki and between the windows is 4. On the later cameras everything is painted not engraved and many have lost all the shutter speed markings. Zorki-4 cameras were manufactured from 1956 to 1973. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover There are several minor variations as follows: 1.Cyrillic Engraving 2.Engraved in Latin letters(export model) with Made in USSR on the back. 3.Engraved "Festival" for the 1957 Moscow Youth Festival.


It is a pecularity of these cameras that you turn the shutter clockwise to B and 30 and clockwise to the rest of the slow speeds. The slow speeds are marhed in red to remind the user that flash works at these speeds.

{Front of Zorki-4 first model}


Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.



Zorki 4 Manual

Zorki-4(b)


These cameras represent a change made to either reduce costs or speed up production. The solution was to stop engraving and paint all markings. The problem with this is that important markings like shutter speeds wear off. Cameras exist that are intermediate to the fully painted camera. Early camera had leatherette covering and later models had nylon cloth. Zorki-4K cameras were manufactured from 1972 to 1977. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover There are several minor variations as follows: 1.Cyrillic lettering 2.Latin letters(export model) with Made in USSR on the back. 3.Red Painted "50 Years of Revolution" on top of the viewfinder in Cyrillic, 1967 limited run. 4.Red Painted "Aurora" on top of the viewfinder, 1967 limited run 5.Red Painted "50 October" on back of the viewfinder in Cyrillic, 1967 limited run


It is a pecularity of these cameras that you turn the shutter clockwise to B and 30 and clockwise to the rest of the slow speeds. The slow speeds are marhed in red to remind the user that flash works at these speeds.

Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 6191531

{Front of Zorki-4} {frear of Zorki-4} {top of Zorki-4}
{bottom of Zorki-4} {top of Zorki-4} {rear of Zorki-4}

MIR


This camera is a Zorki-4 without the slow speeds. The shutter speeds are B,500,250,125,60 and 30. Flash Synchronizations are 0,5,10,15,20 and 25. Mir means peace in Russian. These cameras are scarce and are very rare in excellent condition. They were manufactured for sale internal to the Soviet union at a lower price than the Zorki 4. The first year of production(1959) may have a collapsible lens. MIR cameras were manufactured from 1959 to 1961. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of brown leather with Mir embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover with a cutout for the self timer.



Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.


Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22/Jupiter-8
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 6070196

{Front of Mir} {frear of Mir} {top of Mir}
{bottom of Mir}

Zorki-4K


This is a modernized version of the Zorki-4. The camera has a rapid advance lever for the film and there are no shoulder strap lugs. The Tripod screw socket has been changed to one quarter inch. Zorki-4K(in Latin letters) is painted on the front and the shutter speeds were painted on ,unfortunately this means that many cameras have no shutter speeds as they have worn off. There is a rumored variation with black finish. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of black leather with a plastic lens cover that has Zorki embossed(in Latin and Cyrillic) inside a large circle and has a cutout for the selftimer.


It is a pecularity of these cameras that you turn the shutter clockwise to B and 30 and clockwise to the rest of the slow speeds. The slow speeds are marhed in red to remind the user that flash works at these speeds.

Caution:
The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed.



Zorki 4K Manual

Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-22/Jupiter-8
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 74072598

{Front of Zorki-4K} {frear of Zorki-4K} {top of Zorki-4K}
{bottom of Zorki-4K}

Zorki-5(a)


This camera has a long base range finder with square windows. There is a very rare varient with one round window. Both fixed and collapsible Industar-50 lenses can be found. The top is chrome plated with a rectangular recessed area with zorki-5 engraved and red filled between the range finder windows. The film wind Knob of this model is a rapid advance lever with the film counter and shutter release in the center. The camera has a rangefinder diopter adjustment under the rewind knob. It also has flash jacks for both flashbulbs and electronic flash on the upper left corner of the body. The body of this camera is based on the zorki-2 and C series with film loading from the bottom. These bodies commonly have a ribbed nylon covering just as can be found on some of the colored Zorki-S models, but there are some rare varients with vulcanite bodies like the earlier Zorki cameras. Zorki-5 cameras were manufactured in 1958 and 1959. These cameras all appear to have been manufactured in 1958 and are rare. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-50
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 5808045

{Front of Zorki 5} {Front of Zorki 5 cloth covered} {rear of Zorki 5e}
{top of Zorki 5} {bottom of Zorki 5} {Front of Zorki 5 round window}

Zorki-5(b)


This is the same camera with a few cosmetic changes. The body has reverted to the older finish. Both fixed and collapsible Industar-50 lenses can be found. The rangefinder window is now round and there is a plate held on by 2 screws for the name. The Nameplate has the camera name in silver on a black background. Made in the USSR(in Cyrillic) is engraved on the back. The last of these cameras had non-collapsible lenses. These cameras are scarce and are very rare in excellent condition. The camera has a removable bottom for film loading and requires a longer than normal film leader. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-50
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 59099379

{bottom of Zorki 5} {rear of Zorki 5e} {top of Zorki 5}
{bottom of Zorki 5}

Zorki-6


This camera uses the same rangefinder body as the Zorki-5 but has a hinged back and self timer. A nameplate that says Zorki-6(in Cyrillic) is attached to the front of the camera by two screws. There is a rare variation with a Latin nameplate and an extremely rare version in gray hammertone finish instead of black lacquer. These cameras are scarce and are very rare in excellent condition. Zorki-6 cameras were manufactured from 1959 to 1966. The eveready case for this camera has one snap and is made of brown leather with Zorki embossed inside a large circle on the lens cover and a cutout for the selftimer.



Technical Specifications

Film Size: 35mm
Image Size: 24X36mm
Dimensions:
height: 6.7cm
width: 13.3cm
depth: 6.6cm
weight: 519gm
Normal lens: Industar-50
Lens Mount: m39 LTM
Typical serial no: 600010713

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