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I am an Soviet and Russian camera collector residing in State of Illinois, USA. I have only somewhat recently started collecting (since May 2007) these fine examples of Soviet and Russian mechanical engineering and design that until late 80s have been closed off to the rest of the world. Now that these cameras have come to light, I want to share them with all of you. Recently I have decided to start cataloging Soviet and Russian cameras online, thus the project was born, which is a Wiki catalog of Russian and Soviet cameras.
Vlad's Soviet/Russian Photographic Equipment Collection

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Zenit 122

Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry
This camera appears to be just a cosmetic update of the Zenit-12 in a polycarbonate body. This camera was supplied in a small nylon bag marked Zenit [2].

Produced: c.1990
Name: „Зенит-122“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x36.
Lens: Helios-44-2 2/58.
Shutter: 1/30s-1/500s + B.

Quantity: 1.898.861 units.

At least 5 versions of Zenit-122 existing:

1. Very uncommon early versions of Zenit-122 had Cyrillic markings on the front plate appr. up to 10.000. Film info compartment on the front-side (see camera #90009965);
2. Camera identical to 1st version, but under export name "Zenit-122" in Roman characters (see camera #90038934);
3. Common version with export markings. Different body design, without film info compartment (see camera #91088401);
4. Special version of Zenit-122 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of KMZ (see information below);
5. Camera with special markings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Victory in WW2.

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