Excellent Zenit-19 – the pinnacle of Soviet camera design!


Zenit-19 soviet film SLR, body only

Takes m42 screw mount lenses

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Zenit-19 film SLR camera – excellent condition!


This camera was the pinnacle of Soviet camera design with the m42 lens mount. It was originally called the MT1. It has a match needle stopped down metering system and an electronically timed shutter.

The shutter is a metal fan type vertically traveling shutter.

This camera will not operate without two PX625 or equivalent batteries, the databack uses 3 more 625 batteries.

This camera is fully finished in black with a rubber fabric. Zenit is painted in white on the prism and 19 is painted in white on the right top front. The shoulder strap lugs are on the front and the flash receptacle is on the upper left front. On the lower right is the self timer and release and the depth of field preview which serves as the meter on switch also. On the top left deck is the rewind crank and a red battery test button. There is a hot shoe on the prism. The right deck has the film advance lever, a blue rewind button, a locking shutter release button with cable release connection and the shutter speed dial.



Produced: 1979-1987
Name: „Зенит-19“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24×36.
Lens: Zenitar-M  1.7/50.
Shutter: 1s-1/1000s + B +T.


Camera is in excellent condition.

No issues to report, fully functional, including the meter.

Metal shutter sounds like a well calibrated of AK47  – the cloth shutter of earlier models are very clunky by comparison

Zenit-19 Zenitar-M 1.7 50mm soviet vintage camera lens

Camera comes with superb fast 50mm f/1.7 lens for Zenit SLR, can also be used on Fujica, Pentax, Practica.

Great for photo & video on DSLR via adaptors(m42 to Nikon/Canon etc), mirrorless systems: Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm X-mount etc.


Lens s/n 849223 is in excellent condition!

Lens barrel has nearly no signs of use to speak of.

Glass is excellent: clean and clear, no fungus, no haze, no scratches!

Might have few dust particles inside, but nothing to affect image quality.

Mechanically is excellent – focusing is smooth and even!

Aperture blades are snappy, free from oil.

Mount – m42

Focal length – 50mm

Construction – 6 elements in 5 groups

Angle of view – 45°

Distance scale – 0.45m – infinity

Diaphragm – auto/manual – f/1.7 – f/16

Aperture – 6 straight blades

Filter size – 52mm thread

Weight ±280g


Comes with original case/strap(top can be de-touched, so it becomes half-case) + front lens cap.


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