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Alexander Pkhakadze        2017-10-19 11:21
Good job! Many thanks for very accurate and complete information. I guess there is reason why google has sovietcams on top of the list. Thanks to everybody who works for the project.

Michael Spengler   E-mail: Wiesbaden Germany Home page: 2017-09-04 18:01
This is definitly the best reference site about russian cameras. I don't know how many times I wached all the Fed, Zorki and Zenit. I bought by chance a FED (G), which has the dark brown body coverings. The serial number is #596440. So it seems to be really a serial property. I bought it as a PE0320 but it is a PE0325. Best regards Michael

Csaba    Budapest   2017-04-05 12:37
Congratulations first for this admirable work of reference. Owning a MIR camera of 1960 I would remark that after the speed of 1/500 there is a last dot on the disk (without engraved number of 1/1000), and the speed selector indeed can nest there down. See the image of the manual: http://www.zenitcamera.com/mans/mir/mir. html. (I could not measure yet the speed so far).

Peter    AUSTRALIA   2017-03-24 12:58
I have many Russian cameras that I was able to identify accurately thanks to this fantastic site. Accurate, informative and without equal. Highly recommended. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Peter.

Cliff Lamb   E-mail: newcastle Upon Tyne UK   2017-03-20 23:31
A great reference source identified my camera and enjoyed reading the history of FED I have a FED 1D PE0 250 camera Serial number 118577. My father bought it after WW2 in about 1947. I have the original FED 50mm f3.58 > f18 lens and also a genuine Leitz Elmar 5cm f3.5 > f22 lens. Which has been the lens predominately used. It was my first 35mm camera and I used it from about 1968. Still works and takes good crisp photos.

Nicklas   E-mail:     2017-03-17 03:16
Great page you have, had recently bought a FED-1 camera made in 1941 according to seller, found your site by accident when looking up this camera. Serial: 150889 Managed to find the type (PE0260), thank you for having this site that helped out identifying the camera!

luigi gesi   E-mail: Lodi - Italy Home page: 2016-12-27 10:59
Da inamorato di vecchie fotocamere sovietiche, non posso che congratularmi con lo splendido lavoro che avete fatto. Un fantastico punto di riferimento. Grazie ancora. Luigi

Nigel Cranham   E-mail: Bristol U.K.   2016-12-21 18:30
You have made a fantastic work of reference. When I was young I used to sell the Zenit camera for a living my experience was they were good workhorses and great value for money. It is a shame that Technical and Optical no longer exist, but thanks for an absorbing and excellent history of the camera.

Sanghun Lee    Seoul, Rep. of Korea   2016-11-29 07:00
What a fablous work you've done! Many thanks for all your works here, sir :D learned a LOT.

Santa   E-mail: Girona Catalunya Spain   2016-10-11 14:32
Congratulations for your page interesting and enjoyable! I just enrich my modest collection with a Moscow-4 It has been looking for information when I have given their well-documented web! Again, thank you very much!

James   E-mail: Indianapolis   2016-10-06 07:20
This is a great reference you've built. Thank you for sharing this info with the world. Just picked up a Horizont. Appears to be made in 1970, but not exactly like the one's you've got on the page. Funny how there are so many variations.

Dave   E-mail: New Hope, PA, USA   2016-08-15 17:12
Excellent research and work, and a fantastic resource. As a historian documenting the history of Russian diving equipment, I know how hard it is to make sense of many discrete data points and then to try to attempt to paint a broad picture by filling in the blanks. On a technical note, in my collection I have a camera not documented here: It is a START SLR from KMZ, but with the same 39mm thread short-mount lenses as was used for the early Zenit cameras. An undocumented find? I will forward photos of it when I am reunited with it (it's in storage now). I appreciate your many hours of researching, and look forward to your new work in the areas that now interest you. Cпасибо очень from the USA!

Tim Slater   E-mail: Norwich   2016-05-01 14:42
Wonderful website and a fantastic reference aid. I can spend hours looking.

Eddie    Odessa   2016-04-30 20:32
Лучший сайт. Ко всему еще и удобно. Спасибо за проделанную работу!!!!

C. Diaz    El Salvador   2016-04-19 06:06
Thanks for your very useful website it's a great reference.

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