ZORKI (Leica copy) rangefinder camera, from 1953-55
MADE IN USSR!
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 47866) is in good condition.
Has visible signs of use/age on camera body, please see photos.
Camera is fully functional.
Lens is collapsible Industar-50 s/n 6010039 is in bargain condition.
Front lens has scratches on coating, the rear lens block has balsam separation over the edges of the lens.
With the mentioned flaws the lens can nonetheless be used for photographing. In certain light the blemishes may manifest on the film as interesting effect.
Camera went through professional Cleaning Lubricating Adjustment with full disassembly, all mechanisms were cleaned, re-lubricated and readjusted – ready for film!
Produced by: KMZ
Years of production: 1947-1956
Lens: Industar-50 3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.
How to load film into Barnack type camera.
Comes with original leather case & strap, take up spool.
Camera from Army Base Club 55361 - year 1950!
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