Out and about with my Zorkis

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by the celt 2, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. About a month ago I happened upon two Zorkis on "the Bay". One is the "4", and the other is a "4K". Well I finally had a chance to run som plus-x through them, and here are a couple of shots. I'm really quite pleased with those Soviet lenses.
     
  2. Ok. lets try this again
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  3. On to the next one
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  4. It's really to bad that the sharpness doesn't come though on my scans.
     
  5. They look damn good from here.
     
  6. Nothing wrong there, Ed. I must turn my sights to the odd Russian rangefinder...I have a couple of Helios 44-M lenses which are very impressive performers on the M42 SLR's, but a rangefinder would be nice...
     
  7. I love them, Ed. Perfect subject matter for Zorkis -- gray skies, peeling paint, industrial buildings -- makes the cameras feel at home, you can tell.
     
  8. My friend at work gave me a Zorki 3M with 50mm f/2 yesterday. I normally shoot 120 classic cameras so picked up some 35mm film yesterday. Can't wait to try it out.
     
  9. I think they're pretty crisp. Which lens is this` I like the building. Where is this? A lot of us are unhappy with our scans becasue they never seem to do justice! Sometimes you've just got to trust your instincts
    and hope for the best!
     
  10. Very nice shots! Are these Jupiter lenses? I got one with a Jupiter and another with an Industar 22, a small one. I have just finished repairing and renewing. Will try them out soon.
     
  11. Great shots Ed. I have a Zorki 4 along with a few other Rooski cameras. My 4 has the J-8 lens. As others have asked, what are the lenses on your 4's? Have to go find me a dilapidated building somewhere. Perfect for the Rooski's. (No offense intended to anyone that is Russian on this forum).
     
  12. Thanks for all the kindness. Both shots were done in Summit NJ. The shhot of the light bulb is out side of a very old diner (which has killer good food), and the wall is the end of an old industrial building. The Zorki 4 has a Jupiter 8 f2 50mm, and the 4K has the Industar 3.5 50mm. Really some nice glass on both.
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  13. Have to go find me a dilapidated building somewhere. Perfect for the Rooski's.
    Craig come to Baltimore. There are plenty of very pictoreque delapidated buildings perfect for Russian camera.
     
  14. Kozma, thanks for the invite. We probably have dozens ourselves here in Detroit, but I'm just too scared to go down there and go walking around in those areas. I have to get all my cameras assigned in my will before I do that. Lol
     
  15. Very nice Ed, more cameras to add to the wish i had one list.
     
  16. "We probably have dozens ourselves here in Detroit, but I'm just too scared to go down there and go walking around in those areas"
    I don't live in Detroit, but why are all the best places in a city to take pictures are of the "travel at your own risk!" kind?
    Great photos taken from what looks like a great camera.
     
  17. Kozma, thanks for the invite. We probably have dozens ourselves here in Detroit, but I'm just too scared to go down there and go walking around in those areas.
    At least Russian cameras are not expensive to replace LOL. Detroit is rough even for brutal Rooskis with or without Zorki, on the other hand Kiev6C can be used in self defence :)
     
  18. Kozma took the words out of my mouth. I reckon a Zenit on a long stick would deter any attacker! Excellent shots BTW, I guess we don't expect too much from Russian lenses, and it's always a pleasant surprise when they produce really good shots.
    Tony
     

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