||New Hope, PA, USA
|Excellent research and work, and a
fantastic resource. As a historian
documenting the history of Russian
diving equipment, I know how hard it is
to make sense of many discrete data
points and then to try to attempt to
paint a broad picture by filling in the
blanks. On a technical note, in my
collection I have a camera not
documented here: It is a START SLR from
KMZ, but with the same 39mm thread
short-mount lenses as was used for the
early Zenit cameras. An undocumented
find? I will forward photos of it when I
am reunited with it (it's in storage
now). I appreciate your many hours of
researching, and look forward to your
new work in the areas that now interest
you. Cпасибо очень from the
|Wonderful website and a fantastic
reference aid. I can spend hours
|Лучший сайт. Ко всему
еще и удобно. Спасибо
|Thanks for your very useful website
it's a great reference.|
|My very first 35 mm camera was a Zorki 4
with Jupiter 8.
Thank you for this website !
|Correction: My ZK has number 000029. Is
this somehow special?
|I have a ZK with serial number 0000129,
dates 1948. |
|Thanks, I have a Lubitel 2 and a Zenit
12, you have a great site here, full of
information and nostalgic.|
|Discovering this website today, I was
fascinated to see the FED 4L, which I
own, though not currently in active use.
I had no idea it was named after the
founder of the KGB. I would like to see
a section in Russian/Soviet telescopes
and binoculars, both of which I have
owned, and found to be excellent value
and quality. Visiting the Ukraine in
September 1989 I was surprised to see
that none of the Soviet cameras,
binoculars, telescopes, monoculars etc
that were freely available in Britain
were not in sale in the large city of
Rovno, now Rivne.|
|Thank you very much for this beautiful
website. Excellent spot for a soviet
photo gear collector. Would be nice if
you could also cover camera accessories
like flashes, lightmeters, rangefinders.
But anyway, good job really, keep it up.
Will definitely contact you if I find
something rare here in Baku.|
|Thanks very much for putting this
informative site up. I am seriously
pondering getting myself a Russian
Classic and there are so many to choose
from it's hard to know where to start:
Especially as without reading a site
like yours, a buyer can't know if the
camera and lens combo are standard issue
or put together by the seller.
You have cleared up a query I had simply
by having the info available: So thanks
again. I will repost when I have bought
my camera Cheers Tj.|
||Cincinnati, OH, USA
|Great informative site. Thank you.|
|Just wanted to say - great page!|
||Heist o/d Berg, Belgium
|As a proud owner/user of a Kiev 6C and a
Kiev-10 your site is an obvious choice
to find out more about these cameras and
the history of other cameras that where
produced in the fallen Empire. Keep up
many thanks for these special sites.
Today I bought a Zorki 4 special
50 years of Soviet authority.
After I get in touch with your site I
have a good feelig to buy.
Your No PM 1825.
Thanks very much.|