Among my other cameras I have found this curious FED-Zorki with s/n 02198. Very fine made, nevertheless it seems to me to be a fake. Remarkable is also a release knob. Such pattern I haven't seen before. Any ideas?
You're probably right, too much differences compared to an original FED-Zorki 1948. Some observations:
- in this s/n range it should be a 1/1000 model, not 1/500 (not very sure) - the s/n is too much left compared to an original - the "-" in the s/n is too low - the "8" in the s/n is very badly aligned - the speed dail is one of a later Zorki or FED - the release knob is an early FED one with a bad screw around (not FED or Zorki) - the transportation knob is a FED one, not a Zorki one - the arrow on the accessory is not correct for a FED-Zorki - the color of the screws in the botton is wrong