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Zenit 6

Created by Vlad on 11/19/2007 10:36:54 PM
Last Edited by RCCCUK on 5/29/2013 7:44:41 AM  
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams

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Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  07:47:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello friends!

It's my very first time to see Zenit-6 camera with double engravings! Even leather case has metal plaque with Zenit-6 engraved on the top... Your opinion would be very appreciated!




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Aidas
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Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  09:51:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AidasCams

Even leather case has metal plaque with Zenit-6 engraved on the top...

Very interesting muddled font... ;) Btw., the first letter is not "" ("Z"), but "3" (three). See the "Times" typeface.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  7:25:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hmm... this cell cover almost looks like it's been added as an afterthought later on by someone who wanted to protect the selenium cell from deteriorating...
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Luiz Paracampo
Luiz Paracampo
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Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  9:42:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For sure it is a home made modification
LP
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Dayton nathandayton
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Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  9:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit nathandayton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If the cell cover was original it would be engraved in the same language as the camera!
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  11:23:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
also it seems to be made with shiny metal material which does not fit with the overall finish of the camera.. I would think the KMZ designers have some kind of aesthetic problem with mixing flat and glossy metal finishes there...
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
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Posted - Jul 08 2008 :  05:25:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments!

I wouldn't be so categorical about the authentity of particular camera ...

First of all, I have to answer few questions to myself. Let's talk about cell covering. We have to agree, that idea to protect cells from detariorating is not bad indeed. The lightmeter on my camera still working ! ...
My question would be what's the reason of Zenit-6 markings on it? It's impossible to do such a cover outside the factory. Let's say someone skilled person loved his camera a lot and have spent a lot of time (and even more factory funds) to improve his camera and to make it more attractive with double Zenit markings ... What's the reason then to make another same quality metal plaque for camera case ...?

For me it seems to be especially made for donation purposes. The shining cell cover confirming this, plus a lot of accessories in the set, including never seen before special handle (!) and Rubin sunshade with front cap ...

Best Regards,
Aidas

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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Jul 08 2008 :  10:33:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Aidas, I was saying that it is an afterthought modification, maybe at factory by an individual but probably not part of series release - never questioned its authenticity, it's a Zenit 6 after all Although I think with right tools it's possible to stamp tin at home as well...

Vlad
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Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Jul 08 2008 :  5:44:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Aidas and Vlad,
I agree with Vlad that it is a home-made or non-authorized modification ... not a presentation camera or prototype variation made by KMZ. But it is a good idea to have that meter covered (and that is what the original case was also meant to do).

Regards, Bill

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