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||Posted - Feb 20 2019 : 4:19:18 PM
I am looking an auction on a famous web site for a zorki 1. It is at first sight a quite normal camera, sn. 466901, not in great shape but advertised as fully functional.
Strange is the lens (a FED 50M/M) and the lens mount (there is a picture without lens and looks like the distance scale lens ring is "attached"to the camera body). And a picture of the lens itself shows the lens without the ring. Also the ring looks in a very odd positiin.
I do have an idea about this camera. Maybe since the camera looks a pre war zorki someone did a sort of adaptation of the industar lens most likley the ring is glued to the body to match the sligtly different lens vs bidy register?
I woyl like to post some pictures or maybe i can put here the link to the auction. But not sure if i am allowed.
I'd like to read your expert opinion on this odd camera.
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||Posted - May 19 2019 : 5:35:42 PM
That zorki may clean up quite well, if you put it in a washing machine on a hot wash.
||Posted - Feb 21 2019 : 12:09:42 PM
Vlad is right, that Zorki is a junk. Don't waste your money there ! The Fed is a better deal !
||Posted - Feb 21 2019 : 08:10:10 AM
Hi Marco, yeah it's a late Zorki-1 in a very poor condition too.. yes if it's not too damaged I believe you can put the lens back together..
regarding the FED-1, it's a post-war FED-1f, I'm pretty sure you should be fine with an Industar lens on it, the earlier pre-war ones had a weird threading and manually adjusted backfocuses the post-war ones were more or less standardized for LTM mount.
||Posted - Feb 21 2019 : 03:24:36 AM
thanks for your reply!!
yes you are right no pre-war zorki were made, i've been confused by the fact i was researching for both FED and Zorki and i mixed-up.
the auction i am follow is this one
so if it is just a lens disassembled and reassembled in the wrong way, is it possible it is fully (and correctly) working? i mean the distance ring can be removed?
I'd like to have one of those beauty, possibly without spending too much, i already have and use with a lot of satisfaction a Kiev and a Contax III (plus a bunch of film SRLs)so this will be just becouse i really want to try a leica-style camera.
i am looking also at a FED1 auction,
I was wondering about the Industar lens coupled with the FED, it is possible there will be issues with the focusing?
At the end i will probably buy one or another .
thanks for any comments!!
||Posted - Feb 20 2019 : 6:08:37 PM
Hi Marco, go ahead and upload images or post a link, doesn't matter.. there was no pre-war Zorkis, they appeared in 1949, but I've seen lenses taken apart like that, the distance ring can separate from the rest of the lens, that's just incorrectly disassembled