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Joe Jose
xkaes

USA
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Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  09:06:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit xkaes's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've just order a "poor Man's Zorki -- the Zarya/Zapa. It should arrive from Ukraine in a week or two. I've never used one before. What are it's PROS and CONS? Likes and dislikes?
SteveA
United Kingdom
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Posted - Sep 11 2022 :  07:18:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its really a poor man's FED 2 as that is what the camera it is based on. No rangefinder so you will have to estimate the distance or fit an accessory shoe rangefinder. You may struggle a bit with telephoto focussing without the rangefinder, otherwise it should perform as a FED 2 would do. No slow speeds of course :)
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Joe Jose
xkaes
USA
10 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Sep 11 2022 :  08:52:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit xkaes's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I plan on using it with only very wide angle lens from 24mm down to 12mm -- probably, mostly my compact Vivitar 19mm -- so focusing is not an issue, and neither are very slow speeds. I'll upload a photo when it's ready.
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