||Antwerp - Belgium
|Not many people know this but I am the
person that gave the Zenit XP it's XP
name. As a business man dealing with
Intertorg, an organisation of the
minsitry of foreign trade in Moscow, I
was discussing photo business with Mr.
Kuznetsov, one of the department heads.
At the end of the meeting he casually
mentioned that they would bring out a
new Zenit camera and if I had any
suggestions about naming this camera.
When back in Belgium I made several
suggestions (by telex no fax or e-mail
yet) and one of them was XP for extra
precision. I did get a thank you telex a
few weeks later informing me that XP was
selected. I do own an xp camera myself
and still use it occasionally. Regards,
Raf van Gils
Great site. Great information. You have
been 15 years sick and I am just one or
I have Lubitel 2, Zorki 4-K, and two
Smena 8M. I am much eager to find 120
roll for Lubitel, it also need shutter
service and speeds are not working.
Zorki-4K's shutter speed setting ring
is free plus it also needs service.
I got Smena 8Ms bracd new, they seem
nice fun cameras.
So I am looking forward to able to use
In addition I have:
- Adox Polomatic (de-assembled)
- Seagull 4A-10 (TLR)
- Halina-Viceroy (TLR)
- Olympus PEN-D
- Olympus OM-2N
- Nikon F70
Good luck in your collecting and site.
Take care and regards,
|Hi! Great page, nice collection! I
Myself have quite a few russian cameras:
Lubitel 2, 2 Zorki 4, and I just
recently found a Chaika 2. I have tried
to find an intruction manual for this
camera on the internet, but not
succeded. Can you help me with this?|
|Very nice collection! I collect russian
cameras too, but it will last some more
years until I have so much as you have
|Great webpage, reminds me of the old,
good days and the adventure with my
first SLR - Zenit 12 XP. Why do you
think Zenit-35F (compact) is a
mysterious one ? I used to own one...
they came in a nice, plastic box with
English manual. Unfortunately it broke
very quickly. Maybe I should not have
thrown it out ? |
|Great! very very good! thank for your
|Great website..was looking for
information about Zorki - my dad took a
lot of beautiful pictures with it
(don´t know the model yet though) and
here I found it - thank you :-)|
|Labai profesionali, idomi svetaine.
Matosi, kad sukure fotozinovas. |
|Идея хорошая, с
вроде вот ничего, но
вот что фото камер
|Nice website. Very informative. I wish
you had more info on the Skolnik. I'm
looking for a manual in english. Yeah, I
know wishful thinking.|
|I want to thank you for this amazing
resource!! As a recent soviet camera
collector this site had been a
tremendous resource as a reference for
my own collection. I just started so I
visit your web site a few times a day!
It's just excellent. Check out the
start of my collection on Squirl (a
great site for collectors by the way).
I've used some of your site content for
some of my descriptions, but I gave you
full credit for it in my collection
description. I hope you don't mind.|
|Lennert Van Raemdonck
|very nice website! keep up the good
|Es una página valiosísima. Gran
trabajo que nos orienta gratamente.
|Estupenda página! Muchas gracias por tu
||Ospedaletti, IM, Italy
|One of the loveliest and most complete
websites about soviet cameras ever seen!
Really a nice job, Aidas!