terça-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2016

Zorky S (1955-1958)

Zorky S (1955-1958)
Esta fotografia é do exemplar que possuo.


Zorki S is a 35mm film rangefinder camera manufactured by KMZ, and produced between 1955-58, with quantity 473000. Зоркий C = Zorki S, "S" means "Sinchro".

It was a redesign of the Zorki 1, with altered top and with flash sync added. The Zorki 2S was a Zorki S with a self-timer added.

There are 8 types and 7 sub-types of Zorki S.

  • Lens: Industar-50 50mm f/3.5 (ИНДУСТАР) collapsable
  • Lens mount: M39 screw
  • Aperture: f/3.5 - f/16, setting: ring and scale on front of the lens
  • Focus range: 1.2-20m +inf
  • Other standard lens is Industar-22, 50mm f/3.5
  • Shutter: focal-plane double cloth shutter, horizontaly moving
  • Speeds: 1/25-1/500 +B [2]
  • Focusing lever locks on infinity
  • Winding knob: also cocks the shutter
  • Frame counter: decreasing type, manual reset, beneath the cocking knob
  • Viewfinder: simple reverse telescope finder, eye-piece on the right of the rangefinder eyepiece
  • Rangefinder: eye-piece is on the back left side of the top plate, yellow rangefinder images, very small
  • Re-wind release: turn the shutter release knob to Л
  • Cold-shoe
  • Flash PC socket: on front of the camera
  • Tripod socket: 3/8"
  • Film loading: bottom loading, bottom plate opens by a pop-up lever on it,
  • Engravings around the opening ring: ЗAКР - ОTKP (Zakr-Otkr = Close-Open). ОTKP is an abbreviation for ОТКРЫТЫЙ
  • Take up spool: Special removable type
  • Body: metal; Weight: 509g
  • Serial no.first two digits show the production year
Fonte: Camerapedia

One camera collector quipped that a Zorki C looks like a Zorki 1 that was "beaten with an ugly stick." The "C" has a taller finder to accomodate the flash sychronizer. The rewind switch is now a collar around the shutter release instead of a seperate lever. It doesn't have a self-timer. Some of camera bodies are covered with ribbed nylon instead of vulcanite and come in several colors. 472,702 were manufactured from 1955 to 1958.

Fonte: Swcornell.com


A minha parece ser do tipo 3d. Tem o número de série 56008422, o que a coloca em 1956.

the type made from1956 to 1958
example of number
minimum found number56007375
maximum found number58070499
Produced piecesUnknown
Distinctive features of type
Usual finish style of heads

Fonte: Fotoua

Esta câmara não trazia a objectiva original. Traz uma Industar-61 L/D 2.8/55 com o n.º de série 8399165.


Manual em inglês

Sítios de referência



Zorki S repair
Zorki S disassembly


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