|KMZ, Zenit-XP, 35mm SLR camera, (1987)|
Several million examples later, the Zenit E SLR had evolved into this, the Zenit 12XP, this example dates from 1987. Way behind modern developments, but a search on the 'net reveals they have their admirers. It retains all the crude charm of its predecessors, decidedly crunchy mechanics and sadly its limited range of shutter speeds too. On the plus side it now has, automatic diaphragm lenses, TTL (through the lens) metering with LED lights for the indicators and a viewfinder image with straight edges. However the main attraction of the Zenit range are the lenses whose performance eclipse the price magnificently.
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Shutter, Cloth focal plane, speeds B, 30, 60, 125, 250 & 500th
Lens, Helios 58mm f/2, No.87227439
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