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🇺🇦 Zenit EM SLR camera with Helios-44 58mm f/2.0 lens from 1982


Soviet ZENIT EM film SLR camera

Takes m42 screw mount lenses

Comes with Helios-44M 58mm f/2

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Soviet 35mm SLR camera Zenit-EM 82125281 with Helios-44m 82123499


The Zenit EM is a solidly-built camera with essentially the same Leica type cloth shutter as earlier Soviet rangefinder and SLR cameras. It has an external selenium meter mounted on the prism front above the lens. The meter isn’t coupled to the camera. The Zenit uses the M42 Pentax screw-mount lens which means there is a variety of lenses from all over the world that will fit it. Partially depressing the shutter release stops down the lens. Additional pressure releases the shutter (source: http://home.att.net/~wayne.cornell/camera/russianslr.html).

This camera adds lens aperture automation to the Zenit-E. There are several other minor cosmetic changes but only this major change. At least 18 versions of Zenit-EM camera existing.


Probably the best looking Zenit EM version – full black.

Comes with desirable HELIOS-44M 58mm f/2.0 lens famous for it’s slightly swirly biotar style bokeh.


Camera s/n Zenit-EM 82125281  is in very good condition.

Has some signs of use / age but is smooth and works well. (The very common) faint vertical line in the viewfinder is present, but of course will not show in the photos.

No functional issues to report – fully functional


Lens s/n 82123499 is in excellent condition!

Lens barrel has nearly no signs of use.

Glass is clean and clear, no scratches and alike – no blemishes other then few internal dust particles, which will not affect image quality of course.

Mechanics are excellent – focusing is smooth and uniform.

Aperture blades are free from oil.

Produced: 1972-1984
Name: „Зенит-EM“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24×36.
Lens: Helios-44M  2/58.
Shutter: 1/30s-1/500s + B.

Comes complete with it’s case(that can be a half case) / two neck straps, lens cap.

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