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Enigma Zorki 1-2 (?)

Created by Antonio Savini on 3/18/2018 8:36:16 AM
Last Edited by Antonio Savini on 3/18/2018 8:41:58 AM  
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 19 2018 :  3:38:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Antonio,

Difficult to be affirmative about your camera. But it can be a Zorki 1 modified into a Zorki 2... Not very difficult to put a Zorki 1 cover on a Zorki 2 body...
About the selftimer button, it should be a Fed 3 or 4 one. Anyway, by comparison, the mechanism looks like a Zorki one (position of the release button). As for the Inside, no doubt it is a Zorki 2's one.

It seems that your camera was not the only one to have been "improved": please have a look at my Fed 1f here: http://ussrphoto.com/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3253

Amitiés. Jacques.
Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 22 2018 :  09:54:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The camera is definitively a Zorki 2 (According to date of production and rewind system around the shutter release).
The camera received a Zorki 1 top and a lever of new style.
-Easy my Dear Watson!
Regards
LP
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Geoff O.
geoffox23
Australia
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Posted - Mar 22 2018 :  6:30:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple more modifications...

Zorki2's have a two-piece speed dial, ala Zorki-C & 2-c
Bottom plate is from a FED or early Z-1
Scalloped shutter release spring on bottom is from Zorki 2-c

Cheers, Geoff
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 22 2018 :  8:48:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Geoffox
see PM1470 - Zorki-2 #552288.
at http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-302300902
Up to the pin!

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2232018_zorki Pin.png

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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Mar 25 2018 :  04:39:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Of course, Luiz, up to the pin, but not up to some other details...
This camera is not an original Zorki 2 and Antonio's question is valid.
I specially wonder about the speed dial: it's a "normal" Zorki one. Does it mean something about the internal selector mechanism? I should have a look inside my own Zorki 2-s ...

Amitiés. Jacques.
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Antonio Savini
Antonio Savini
Italy
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Posted - Mar 25 2018 :  06:49:50 AM  Show Profile  Send Antonio Savini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Hello. I thank Mr. M. Jacques, Luiz Paracampo, O. Geoff, for the opinions expressed on my camera Zorki 1 - 2. I know that it is not easy to make considerations when a camera has features different from standard cameras. In any case, I appreciated your interest and your observations helped me to better understand this camera. Sorry for my English. Regards.
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
Brazil
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Posted - Mar 25 2018 :  09:41:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dear Friends
According to Maizenberg book
the single difference is the internal screw and the speed crown dial
see pictures: So, it is easy to modify one to another threds are the same!
Regards


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/2532018_Zorki FED.png

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Jacques M.
France
2189 Posts
Posted - Mar 25 2018 :  11:21:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks, Luiz.
But I am a bit surprised. On Leica type cameras, it is necessary to cock before changing the speed. No importance on Zorki 2 ones (I have just checked). Strange if there is no other modification...

Jacques.
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