🇺🇦 Excellent ZORKI soviet rangefinder 35mm film camera from early 1950s


Soviet Leica Barnack copy from 1950s USSR

35mm rangefinder film camera

Fully serviced and film ready

Ships from ??Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day

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ZORKI (Leica copy) rangefinder camera, from 1951-53



ZORKI rangefinders are Soviet copies of Leica camera and this is the Zorki-1, the first model. Rangefinder and viewfinder are still separate windows, and they are bottom loading cameras. One also needs to remember to cock the shutter before changing the shutter speeds.

On a brighter side – being almost a straight Leica copy, “Barnack” is among the smallest and the lightest rangefinders, and with it’s lens folded makes a really small package.


Camera(s/n 275932) is in excellent condition!

Has few visible signs of use/age on camera body, please see photos.

Functionally and mechanically the camera is a joy – everything works very accurate and smooth, pleasure to use.


Lens is Jupiter-8 s/n 060847 (old type) is in very good condition.

Glass is clean and clear, no fungus, no haze.

Multiple micro scratches / some dust particles are present but will not affect image quality.

Excellent mechanics – focus is smooth and uniform.

No oil on aperture blades.



Camera went through professional Cleaning Lubricating Adjustment with full disassembly, all mechanisms were cleaned, re-lubricated and readjusted – ready for film!

Produced by: KMZ
Name: „Зоркий“
Years of production: 1947-1956
Lens: Jupiter-8 2/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.



How to load film into Barnack type camera.


Comes with excellently preserved original leather case/strap + take up spool & lens cap.

This product ships from ??Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day

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