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jordi
09-28-2004, 07:40
I'm thinking to buy a Zorky, can you tell me something about this camera? Thanks

pshinkaw
09-28-2004, 07:42
Look under the Forum button for "Tech Specs". The Zorky-4 is listed as a "Zorki-4".

-Paul

taffer
09-28-2004, 14:25
Jordi, a really good resource on Soviet rangedinders is www.geocities.com/fzorkis (his favorite shooters section may give you a guide on which one to choose). Another great source of info is the Russian camera forum in Beststuff http://www.beststuff.com/forum/index.php?f=25

But beware, there's something they don't tell you when you buy a soviet rangefinder, and that is that you'll soon buying another one, they're really addictive !!! :D

Oscar

jordi
09-29-2004, 00:14
Thanks guys!

jon_flanders
10-04-2004, 16:27
One comment I would make about my Zorki 4. I am a pretty nearsighted glasses wearer, and I find it almost impossible to see the full composition in the viewfinder.

Is it just me?

Jon Flanders

Scarpia
10-04-2004, 20:10
Have you tried the diopter adjustment, it works for me. I am nearsighted.
Kurt M.

laurentvenet
10-05-2004, 11:45
Hi

same trouble for me as I'm shortsighted and even with the diopric adjuster, it's not enough...

so no other way than focusing with glasses and framing without.

GeneW
10-05-2004, 14:16
Originally posted by jon_flanders
One comment I would make about my Zorki 4. I am a pretty nearsighted glasses wearer, and I find it almost impossible to see the full composition in the viewfinder.

Is it just me?
Same here John. It doesn't bother me too much, but it's not like looking through a nice bright Bessa VF with its brightline frames. The Zorki is funky and fun to use. I just treat framing as 'approximate' ;)

Gene

jon_flanders
10-05-2004, 17:51
The diopter doesn't help me, and without my glasses I am too nearsighted to see anything well.

So its a case of point and hope. I have obtained several nice shots with the Zorki nonetheless. Now I am waiting on the delivery of a Fed 2. Then I will be done acquiring Russian rangefinders..........

Jon F

jon_flanders
10-06-2004, 12:25
Just got my Fed 2 in the mail today. It has the Industar 2.8 lens.

It is smaller than the Zorki 4, the shutter winds much easier and wonder of wonders, I can pretty much see the composition in the viewfinder. I got it for $14.95 plus $15 shipping. If the first roll turns out OK, it will be a real steal.

Jon Flanders