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Max 2.8
02-15-2005, 04:43
Just a simple question, thinking of getting another Russian camera, Zorki 6, but really don't like the name plate.

Just wondering if I unscrew the 2 screws, will anything in the camera fall apart, or make the camera unworkable?

Cheers
Max 2.8

iMacfan
02-15-2005, 04:49
Just wondering if I unscrew the 2 screws, will anything in the camera fall apart?


Probably, but most likely it won't have anything to do with the nameplate :p

David

Max 2.8
02-15-2005, 05:00
You're kidding, right? OK...Next! :D

pshinkaw
02-15-2005, 06:02
I think the screw closest to the selftimer lever is also the cover to the infinity adjustment for the rangefinder. It does not adjust the rangefinder, just covers the hole that gives you access to the adjustment screw. The other one is just a trim screw.

-Paul

Laika
02-16-2005, 00:15
I think the screw closest to the selftimer lever is also the cover to the infinity adjustment for the rangefinder. It does not adjust the rangefinder, just covers the hole that gives you access to the adjustment screw. The other one is just a trim screw.

-Paul

What Paul said :) ... I have a 'parts' Zorki 5 (with the same style screw on name plate) here I just had a look at. The screws have no backing plate (the accessory shoe does however) so you can take it off without fear.


I think Jim Blazik has got it right on how a Zorki 6 should look :D

http://www.geocities.com/fzorkis/3opkuu.html

http://www.geocities.com/fzorkis/zorki_6.html

Max 2.8
02-16-2005, 00:58
What Paul said :) ... I have a 'parts' Zorki 5 (with the same style screw on name plate) here I just had a look at. The screws have no backing plate (the accessory shoe does however) so you can take it off without fear.


I think Jim Blazik has got it right on how a Zorki 6 should look :D

http://www.geocities.com/fzorkis/3opkuu.html

http://www.geocities.com/fzorkis/zorki_6.html

Hi Laika,

Thanks for the info, I'll go ahead and buy a zorki 6. I just want to remove the nameplate and put the screws back, that's all. Like old leica, with no name infront. maybe change nylon covering to a vulcanite ones, just like a classic rangefinder :)

Cheers
Max 2.8

pshinkaw
02-16-2005, 07:03
Real vulcanite is hard to do, if you can even get your hands on it. It is a form of hard, vulcanized rubber. The Zorki-6 is ideal for re-covering with leather. Tandy leather shops sell a thin leather called Morocco. It is just the right thickness for camera skins. The burgundy/maroon is stunning on a chrome camera. I did a Zorki-4 that way as a Christmas gift this past year.

-Paul

Max 2.8
02-16-2005, 07:19
I was thinking of those I saw in cameraleather.com, those lookalikes.

pshinkaw
02-16-2005, 08:54
Max:

A bunch of guys hereabouts have used those replacement coverings and have really liked them.

They tend to be a little too exotic for my tastes.

The Zorki-6 is one of the easiest and most straight forward to re-cover, because the shape of the coverings is so simple. The cut-outs can be made with a simple leather punch tool that costs only a few dollars. Also the vinyl is easy to remove. Removing old vulcanite is a stinky and messy process that pretty much requires the camera to be dis-assembled in order to protect the moving parts.

-Paul