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I am an Soviet and Russian camera collector residing in State of Illinois, USA. I have only somewhat recently started collecting (since May 2007) these fine examples of Soviet and Russian mechanical engineering and design that until late 80s have been closed off to the rest of the world. Now that these cameras have come to light, I want to share them with all of you. Recently I have decided to start cataloging Soviet and Russian cameras online, thus the project was born, which is a Wiki catalog of Russian and Soviet cameras.
Vlad's Soviet/Russian Photographic Equipment Collection

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Zorki 12

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The Zorki 12 was the last of the Zorki series, not beeing just a modification of the Zorki 11, but whole redesign. It had a focusing 28mm (f2.8) lens. Close-focusing to 0.8 meters. The built-in selenium meter around the lens set the aperture after the shutter speed is selected. Cold flash shoe and PC contact. Since one half of the camera is black and the other half chrome, it looks like the camera is somehow snapped together. It used Agfa rapid film cassettes, which were unavailable in Soviet Union at that time. No wonder the camera didn't sell well. Only 7.200 cameras were produced, so the Zorki 12 is difficult to find now.

Produced: 1967-1968
Name: „Зоркий-12“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 18x24
Lens: Helios-98 2.8/28.
Shutter: 1/30s - 1/250s.

Quantity: 7.200 units.

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