Zorki 1d - good FSU dealer experience
This camera arrived yesterday in a package wrapped in brown paper and yak string. After some gentle dusting and checking of RF accuracy at infinity, I loaded it with a short roll of bulk loaded APX100 and took it for a test drive along with the Weston II meter. All the frames came out great after souping in Diafine. Sorry no film scanner yet....
My first gamble with a "true Leica II copy" paid off and I'm very happy to land a shooter. I'm amazed as to how compact this is, even a bit smaller than the IIIf. I guess this is the scale of a Leica II and III/a.
Wayne, as you said the RF is a bit dim in low light but still convenient outdoors but the 50mm VF is almost as bright as my IIIf. This is the camera I was considering when I printed out your Zorki 1 stuff, thanks again.
Anyway I can highly recommend sovietepoch as an FSU dealer. Great communication, excellent packing and pretty quick shipping - 18 days from end of auction. This is my first transaction with him but the shipment also included a 1960 Zorki 4 for my cousin which was also in great shape. He hasn't taken pictures yet but we did the TV shutter test from 1/125-1/1000 and it looked spot on!