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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 1d

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry

Serial number now on the back side.

During World War II, the Soviet camera maker FED had to evacuate its plant to escape advancing German troops. After the war FED had trouble getting its copy of the pre-war German Leica 35mm camera back into production. Because KMZ's plant near Moscow had escaped destruction, that company started making the FED camera under a joint FED-Zorki logo. When FED got back in operation, KMZ continued to produce the cameras under the Zorki trademark and made some design changes. The Zorki 1 was not synchronized for flash, however, some cameras have that feature - apparently added later by their owners (source:

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