ЗОРКИЙ = Zorkiy, implies Sharp Sight
Made by Krasnogorsky Mekhanichesky Zavod (KMZ) , (Красногорский механический завод = Mechanical Manufacturing unit of Krasnogorsk), Moscow, CCCP
Model 1968, Style 11a (developed among 1968-72)
Specific function of this sort: no strap lugs
All Zorki-4 developed among 1956-73, amount 1715677
as to Alexandr Komarov
35 mm movie Rangefinder digital camera
Lens: Industar-fifty (ИНДУСТАР) 50mm f/3.5, interchangeable, M39 screw mount
Filter thread: forty.5mm, slip-on 42mm , serial no.6888896
Aperture: f/3.5 – f/16, no simply click stops, setting: scale and ring on front of the lens
Focus assortment: 1.2-20m +infinity
Lens launch: simply screw the lens counter clockwise
Concentrating: matching yellow rangefinder illustrations or photos in the finder, ring and scale on the lens, w/DOF scale
Shutter: horizontal touring focal plane, rubberized silk double cloth curtain,
speeds: 1-1/one thousand +B, setting dial on the prime plate, lift and switch
Shutter launch: beside the speeds dial, w/ cable launch socket
Cocking knob: also winds the movie, on the correct of the prime plate
Frame counter: on the winding knob, handbook setting, progress sort
Viewfinder: coupled viewfinder/rangefinder, big and shiny
Diopter adjustment lever: beneath the re-wind knob
Re-wind knob: on the left of the prime plate,
Re-wind launch: pull up the knob and switch
Self-timer: activates by a smaller silver button above the lever
Flash Personal computer socket: on the front of the prime plate, sync 1/thirty, separate purple number on the shutter velocity dial X and M find dial: beneath the velocity dial
Back again cover: removable with the base plate, opens by two pop-up levers on the base plate,
Get-up spool: exclusive, not captive, there is a smaller pin for attaching the movie perforates on it
Engravings on the back again of the prime plate: KMZ logo and the serial number
Body: steel solid aluminum Bodyweight: 687g
serial no. 68 913965 (very first two digits correspond to the output 12 months)
+leather ever prepared situation, + Lzos Yellow filter 33 JS-eighteen (ЖC)
On Zorki, as with other Soviet-period rangefinders, the shutter velocity selector rotates when the shutter is introduced, and ought to not be improved right until right after the shutter has been cocked. If you modify the shutter velocity with no cocking the shutter very first, the setting pin can be damaged when you progress the movie and cock the shutter.
Zorki-4 was quite possibly the most preferred of all Zorki cameras. The Zorki 4 was also the very first of the Zorki cameras to be exported in big numbers to the west.
Zorki-4 is in essence a Zorki-3S with a self-timer. It retained all of the features and strong points of the 3S.
There are at least fourteen sorts and eighteen sub-sorts of the Zorki-4.
The quite early versions of Zorkis are Russian Leica II motivated cameras, but later on versions like Zorki-4 are pretty distinct from the Leicas. Zorkis are quite nicely made and finished. The success are as fantastic as any Leica. There are lots of variants of Zorki versions.
KMZ launched in 1942, in order to create optical devices for the war wants.
KMZ factory commenced generating cameras, starting with the Moskva folding digital camera in 1946.
They commenced making FED cameras to cover the minimal output of FED factory in 1948.
The factory made some design and complex adjustments on FED, so the output of the Zorki commenced in 1949. KMZ factory is the manufacturer of the Zenit and Moskva cameras also.
In 1952, KMZ created an SLR primarily based on some modifications of the Zorki, and thus the Zenit was born.
extra information: Sovietcams, in Tigers Lair by Tom A H Piel, in Alfred’s Digicam Webpage, in Camerapedia
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