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.|
Thank you for the great reference.
I have a Jupiter 8 lens variant which is
not in your list.
It is a late PT3110 from a Zorki 4k with
7 digit serial number 7633192. The name
marking is in Cyrillic characters, scale
markings are in green. There is no
"MADE IN USSR" markings on body.
I can send you a photo if you like.
|The Fotokor-1 are built for a very
robust usage. It's true,that they are
not totally at the state of the best
german cameras. Indeed - my two Fotokors
were more or less working, when I got
them, while they were in a very sad
looking outer state. I've seen famous
german cameras, which were in a much
better looking state - but with totally
But the bellows of the Fotokor is of a
pretty formidable hardiness. One of them
was grey, white and totally moldy,
really a health risk in that state. I
thought of throwing him away, but gave
him a chance. At first I washed the
leather side intensively under the water
tap, dried him, washed the inner side
somewhat less aggressive, dried it - it
was still smelling moldy. After
appending 30% vinegar and drying this
smell was gone, and then I used a lot of
The bellows is surviving, he's black
without further coloring, is in a very
good fashion, and has obviously no light
Believe it or not - I was also not
believing such a success before this
crazy procedure. I wouldn't dare to
append 5% of such a procedure on another
I've seen some bellows, for which I had
to use even leather oil with ultralarge
care just to avoid further damage.
|Im owning two Fotokor-1, a PK0245(9150**
with Ortagoz 9667**) and a PK0235(6640**
with Ortagoz 6744**). The stops on both
were bad, so I wanted to repare them and
had less success:
Some blades were broken, and one
shutterblade of the 245 also - the very
unusual material for them is celluloid -
like non safety films - tending to be
brittle and to selfignition increasingly
with the years. Burning match - parts
are immediately burned down.
Too, the GOMZ shutter housing / lens
mounts are internally very different for
the two lenses (looks like war
restrictions for the 245) - housings are
very different to open. The 6744** with
4 housing threads, the 9667** 3).
You should store the Fotokor at 30°C or
lower, avoid it to put them in a fire
|When You get a old camera, I hope, You
check, if there should be an old film in
it, and get it processed!
Just take a look at my website - the
site is ONLY in danish - I'm sorry...|
|nice ! body marked B CCCP no
6023537.Shutter blocked/out of order
probably for having change time before
rotating the shutter knob. What can I
do? Someone can give me a simple
instruction (not technical) to adjust it
? Thanks so much. |
|Very nice webpage!
I have got a Vilia Auto from my mom. She
bought it in Moscow in 1980. After some
repairs, it is still in perfect shape. I
|Really useful website!! I've just found
a bounty of old zenit cameras and lenses
which i've inherited. If anyone is
interested heres a link, they're wasted
on me so i'm trying to sell them.
|Extremely useful catalog! Great
collection. I've got some things which
I didn't know before. And some my
cameras have early s/n than defined in
description as 'An earliest so far
|I love the soviet cams! I have a Zenit
212K. Nice website!|
|громадное спс за сайт|
|Brings back memories of my father's
Zorki 4, and my own Zenit ET.
Thanks for putting all that effort.
It is appreciated.|
|Hi I have a few cameras , my favourite
being the great zorki 3 , 2 version
PM1280 serial number 5411184 , haven't
tried a film yet , great site |
|Hi, I have a Zenit 4 Kit with the Rubin
36-80mm/2.8 lens and all the other stuff
normally only sold together with Zenit
The Zenit has N°6505804.
|I have a Kiev BCCCP 733823P, CAENAHO.
Can anyone tell me about this camera