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Zenit-22

  
  

Prototype semi-auto camera with metal vertically traveling shutter. Seems to be one of the first KMZ's attempt to create a camera with Pentax-K mount (K mount was proposed as an open-standard by Pentax and distributed freely). Simplified version of Zenit-20 Automat and Zenit-21 Automat prototype cameras (never produced in series). At least few versions are known to exist. The main difference - shutter release knob inside/outside the program's operating disk on the top plate (and slightly changed body design). Zenit-22 camera is fitted with prototype Zenitar-K-4 1.7/50mm lens

Camera #84000006 below from Alexey Nikitin (Russia) collection.

  
                                                                                                 

Produced: 1984-1985
Name: „Зенит-22“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Zenitar-K-4  1.7/50.
Shutter: 1s-1/1000s + B.

Quantity: unknown, but very few.

 

 
 

Zenit-22  #84000006.

 

  

 

Zenit-22 introduction leaflet by KMZ (1985).