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Zorki 5 Type 2

Created by Vlad on 8/30/2007 2:03:01 PM
Last Edited by Lenny on 4/26/2016 3:48:20 PM  
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mike
sovietcam

Switzerland
105 Posts
Posted - Sep 23 2008 :  5:33:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i have questions to the zorki 5 type2!

how many Zorki 5 were made in 1958? why the numbers begin with 589.....? there were not many made.

to the shutterspeeds:
my Zorki 5 (1958) has 1 / 25. my next n 87 in 1959, 1 / 30.
Have all in `58 1 / 25 and in `59 1 / 30?
Is the year 1958 the end of the 1 / 25 shutterspeeds? or gives it both speeds in this years?

to the leder:
why gives it 2 versions of leather in both years? has the leather a connection with the serial numbers?
my `58 has the new leather
my `59 has the old leather

thanks for answer
mike

Guido Studer
Guido
Switzerland
362 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Sep 23 2008 :  8:12:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Guido's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Mike

Very interesting questions!

Well, I can't answer all of them, but I try to give you some:

In 1958 a total of 125000 Zorki 5a/b are produced or shipped. Looking to my records I would say that around 60000 of them were 5a models, so 65000 of the 5b version were made in 1958 and 111500 in 1959.

The change of the sutter speeds was not exactly at the time of the model change from 5a to 5b. But I can't say more on this because it's not recorded in my database.

About the lethering I can't say anything, sorry.

Best wishes - Guido


(Nun weiss ich auch, wer mir gestern geschrieben hat ... ;->)
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mike
sovietcam
Switzerland
105 Posts
Posted - Sep 24 2008 :  3:34:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks guido for answer!
I will see other cameras and compare this.

regards
mike
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
973 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Sep 25 2008 :  02:23:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
... just wanted to mention, what existing very odd version of Zorki-5 (type-2) camera with RED nameplate plaque, instead of regular black one. I know the guy in Lithuania, who possess this authentic camera, so hoping to place some photos in Wiki Catologue soon ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Guido Studer
Guido
Switzerland
362 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Sep 25 2008 :  03:17:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Guido's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Aidas

It would be very interesting to see such a red labeled Zorki 5b!

On the other hand on dvdtechcameras.com I saw a picture of a "engraved* Zorki 6 that looks pretty normal, will say not faked.

Best wishes - Guido
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
973 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Sep 25 2008 :  04:30:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Guido,

I would be very happy to have such an engraved Zorki-6 indeed ...


Best Regards,
Aidas
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