|KMZ Zorki 4K, 35mm rangefinder camera c1975|
The Zorki 4K is a Russian Leica II inspired camera. KMZ did, in fairness, develop the camera significantly from a mere FED1 style copy from where it started out, and it ultimately formed the basis for the Zenit series of cameras. This model 4K is a development of Zorki 4, made from 1973 until 1977, the principle improvements being the addition of a wind on lever and (oh joy!) a captive take up spool - yipee! No more scrabbling about on one's knees looking for a take up spool gone astray. shutter speeds still have to be set after winding on or the indicator doesn't align correctly. KMZ were in the habit of starting serial numbers with the year of manufacture, hence this camera was made in 1975.
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(first two digits are year of manufacture)
Shutter, Cloth blind at focal plane, speeds B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30X, 60, 125, 250, 500 & 1000th
Lens, Jupiter-8, No.7511878, 50mm f/2
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