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Zorki-2C

The Zorki-2C has both flash synchronization and a self timer. It also has strap lugs on the body, something the Zorki-C lacked. Zorki-2C came both with collapsible and fixed Industar-50 lens.
 

 

Produced: 1955-1960
Name: „Зоркий-2С“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x36
Lens: Industar-50  3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: 214.903 units (all types).

 

PM1615 - Zorki-2C  #5505413.

 

  


 

 
  

 

 

 

PM1605. An earliest so far known version of the particular camera. 1st type of engravings on the top plate. "Kiev type" design of selftimer lever, with hidden selftimer's button. All camera's heads have knurling finish style. Originally short shutter knob. The serial numbers are engraved on the top plate of these early cameras (!).

 

 

Sample of preseries Zorki-2C camera.

 

  

PM1610. An earliest so far known productional version of the particular camera. 1st type of engravings on the top plate (see picture below). "Kiev type" design of selftimer lever, with hidden selftimer's button. All camera's heads have line-finish style. Short shutter knob. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #5502032 (A.Nikitin coll.).

 

1st type of engravings.

 

PM1610 - Zorki-2C  #5502425.

 

  

PM1615. Identical to PM1610, but with additional "MADE IN USSR" engravings on the rear plate. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #5505413 (SovietCams).

 

 

PM1615 - Zorki-2C  #5505413.

 

  

PM1620. Identical to previous versions, but with hight shutter knob already (see picture below). 1st type of engravings, "Kiev type" selftimer. All camera's heads have knurling finish style already. An earliest so far known camera has s/n #56008442 (eBay 2008).

 

 

PM1620 - Zorki-2C  #56012889.

 

PM1625. The transitional version of particular camera. Still "Kiev-type" selftimer, but 2nd type of engravings already. Black strap lugs! Heads are line-finish styled again ...

 

2nd type of engravings.

 

PM1625 - Zorki-2C  #56077816.

 

  

PM1630. Identical to PM1625, but all cameraa's heads have regular knurling finish already. 2nd type of engravings. An additional "SDELANO B CCCP" engravings on the rear plate (see picture below).

 

 

PM1630 - Zorki-2C  #56009386.

 

  

PM1640. An ultra rare to find version of Zorki-2C camera, covered in white leatherette. Selftimer's lever is shortened already (see picture below). 2nd type of engravings. An only so far known camera has s/n #56104175 (I.Stolyar coll.).

 

 

 PM1640 - Zorki-2C  #56104175.

 

  

PM1645. The most common version of Zorki-2C camera. Selftimer's lever is shortened already (see picture opposite). 2nd type of engravings. Body covered in black vulcanite.

 


2nd type of engravings.

 

PM1645 - Zorki-2C  #57015571.

 

PM1650. The only (known so far) commemorative version of the particular camera. "FESTIVAL" markings in Cyrillic characters on the rear plate (see picture below). No otherwise different. Less common to find. Camera opposite from V.Nagorskij (Lithuania) coll. 

Festival markings on rear plate.

 

PM1650 - Zorki-2C  #57155740.

 

  

PM1655. Camera identical to PM1645, but with 3rd type of engravings (see picture below). Still easy to find nowadays. Some cameras come with markings "SDELANO B CCCP" on the rear plate.

 

3rd type of engravings.

 

PM1655 - Zorki-2C  #58036201.

 

  

PM1660. Camera identical to PM1645, but with new shutter speeds sequence 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500 + B already. Still easy to find nowadays.

 

New shutter speeds sequence.

 

PM1660 - Zorki-2C  #59962974.

 

PM1665. Very interesting version, while having a corrected mistake in the inscription (4th type of engravings). It looks like at first the plate was planned to be put on Zorki C camera, and then the inscription was corrected to "2C". Less common to find. Camera opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) coll.  

 

4th type of engravings.

 

PM1665 - Zorki-2c  #59987211.