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This is an attempt to modernize the "Zenit-EM". Initially there It looked just like an EM with new lettering, then there was a polycarbonate plastic top and is finished in black with new designs on the dials. The serial number is on the inside of the back door. Zenit ETs also exist without aperture automation. They were supplied with Helios 44-2 lens and are rare [2].

Produced: 1981-1991
Name: „Зенит-ET“
Producer: KMZ/BeLomo
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: MC Helios-44M-4  2/58
         Helios-44-2  2/58.
Shutter: 1/30s-1/500s + B.

Quantity: 61.069 units (KMZ).
              ±3.000.000 units (BeLomo)

Original price (in year 1986) 135 roubles.

Zenit-ET Export #82011187 (KMZ).


As we can see from the numbers in above, KMZ issued only small part of Zenit-ET cameras. Starting from 1984 BeLomo started it's own Zenit-ET production with huge numbers of camera issued.

Thanks to Ričardas Kaminskas for the donation.

Zenit-ET  #85106484 (BeLomo).


A lot of versions of Zenit-ET camera existing. It can be found with chrome or black top plate, plastic body in grey or black etc.

Thanks to Petras Čepulis for the donation.

Zenit-ET  #9008981 (BeLomo).


The less common BeLomo Zenit-ET with dark grey body. On the camera bottom plate there's "Made in USSR" stamped, what is very uncommon for cheap BeLomo cameras. 

Dark grey Zenit-ET  #9126628 (Belomo).


Camera similar to dark grey  one, but with typical black finish. The top plate is made from plastic. In my case Zenit-ET comes with MC Zenitar-M  1.9/50 lens [1].

Zenit-ET  #9247425 (BeLomo).


In 1990 BeLomo issued the new version of Zenit-ET camera with CdS meter under a new ABS plastic top plate. I have tried to find this metering on my sample of camera, but failed unfortunately ...

Zenit-ET  #9390982 (BeLomo).