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Stephan   E-mail: Heist o/d Berg, Belgium Home page: 2015-06-02 15:10
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 the work! Cheers, Stephan


Frank        2015-05-10 16:28
Dear Admin, many thanks for these special sites. Today I bought a Zorki 4 special edition. 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.


Hannes   E-mail: Vienna   2015-02-16 23:40
Hello: 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. Hannes


Heinz   E-mail: Stuttgart, Germany   2015-01-08 21:20
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 stuck mechanics. 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 leather care. The bellows is surviving, he's black without further coloring, is in a very good fashion, and has obviously no light leak. 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 bellows. I've seen some bellows, for which I had to use even leather oil with ultralarge care just to avoid further damage.


Heinz   E-mail: Stuttgart, Germany   2015-01-07 23:05
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 dangerous area!


m. nielsen      Home page: 2014-12-31 01:04
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...


oleonardi   E-mail: CAMPODARSEGO Italy   2014-12-30 01:00
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.


Peter   E-mail: Hurbanovo   2014-12-24 01:39
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 love it!


Claire        2014-11-03 21:03
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. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161471118981?s sPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m 1555.l2649


Denik   E-mail: Minsk   2014-10-29 22:55
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 known camera'))


Luis   E-mail: Buenos Aires   2014-07-16 21:09
I love the soviet cams! I have a Zenit 212K. Nice website!


Иван        2014-07-14 15:31
громадное спс за сайт


Jerry    Coppell, TX   2014-06-11 09:30
Brings back memories of my father's Zorki 4, and my own Zenit ET. Thanks for putting all that effort. It is appreciated.


andrew   E-mail:     2014-05-28 21:15
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


Hannes Hromadka   E-mail: Vienna   2014-05-26 23:07
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 6. The Zenit has N°6505804. https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=60178 20813111578786&oid=107451057459150940455


  
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