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Zenit FS-5

Created by RCCCUK on 4/14/2009 3:39:57 AM
Last Edited by RCCCUK on 11/3/2009 3:26:00 AM  
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David Tomlinson
RCCCUK

United Kingdom
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Posted - Feb 20 2010 :  10:10:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Having just looked at the KMZ Science & Technology Centre website, I was interested to see that according to their production figures only one FS-5 was made and that was in 1988. As you will see from my entry in the Wiki Catalog, mine has the serial number 87001, which suggests that it was made in 1987. The photos of the FS-5 that I have seen in publications and on line do not appear to be the set that I own. I would be very interested to hear from anyone else that has an FS-5, and to know in what year it was made. It seems very unlikely to me that KMZ would made a special carrying case if they were only going to make a single outfit.

David

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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
Finland
955 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Feb 21 2010 :  06:20:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2122010_fs5.jpg

One at least in Finland, no idea of serial number as it is my friends (Aidas: guess who...).

Best regards,
Juhani

Edited by - cedricfan on Feb 21 2010 06:20:52 AM
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
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My Collection

Posted - Feb 21 2010 :  3:58:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Juhani,

I probably know the name of this guy indeed ...

But it's a great pity to remember - just 4 or 5 years ago I had an oppurtunity to buy FS-5 on eBay, but I was too stupid enough and did not this ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Posted - Feb 21 2010 :  7:02:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RCCCUK

Having just looked at the KMZ Science & Technology Centre website, I was interested to see that according to their production figures only one FS-5 was made and that was in 1988.

Yes. Officially only one was made. All others were an "pre-seria" cameras or an experimantal ones.
This project was closed because it had no success. Not Zenit-automat was planned for a base of FS-5, but Zenit-20 line cameras (with an AF system, btw)...
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