Monday, 28 April 2014

Week 226 - Zorki 1

Zorki 1

This Russian camera is a direct copy of the Leica II. Commonly known as the "Zorki 1" in fact there is no number in the model name, the convention has been adopted to distinguish it from later numbered models.
These Zorkis were made in Kraznogorsk from 1948 until around 1957, whereas the camera of which they are a copy came about a decade earlier.
This is the first time I have put a film in this one, I have already ascertained that the shutter only fires reliably at one speed (1/200th sec) so I will stick with that speed and adjust the aperture according to the lighting conditions.
I've loaded it with some Rollei RPX 400 black and white negative film.

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