|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.|
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.