🇺🇦 Early Zenit-3 film SLR with Industar-50 pancake lens, 1962


Soviet classic film camera Zenit-3m

Good choice for novice film users


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Vintage soviet SLR ZENIT-3 with Industar-50 50mm lens, from 1962



Zenit-3 replaced the original Zenit and Zenit-S in the early 60’s (production from 1960 to 1962). The mechanics were similar to the Zenit-S (mirror was lowered with a [famous] string), but a new great feature was introduced – advance lever replaced a winding knob of the early Leica copies. The camera is still loading from the bottom.The camera has a flash synch mechanism with the adjustable synch timing advance (from 0 to 25 ms). Also, the shutter speed can be selected before of after the film is wound and the shutter is cocked.

The Zenit-3 shows outstanding workmanship, the camera is very solid and was apparently expensive to make. This explains why it was in production for only two years. As any early Zenit it is quite uncommon now *source


Soviet SLR Zenit-3 with Industar-50 – good way to start experiments with film – viewfinder is TTL(ThroughTheLens) – you’ll see what you get. Well, most of it.

Focusing on ground glass is easy – image becomes sharper/more blurry as you focus(unlike in rangefinders).

Camera (s/n 62025377  is in very good condition – with some signs of normal use / age.

Shutter speed on this camera can be set before and after cocking the shutter.


Lens (s/n 6275337) is in good condition as well – glass is clean and clear, no fungus, no haze.

Some micro scratches in front / some internal dust particles are present.

Mechanics are excellent, focus is smooth and uniform.

Aperture blades are clean from oil.

Camera is fully functional and is hungry for film!


Produced: 1959-1962
Name: „Зенит-3“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24×36.
Lens: Industar-50 50mm f/3.5
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

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