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Old 05-20-2014   #1001
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Old 05-22-2014   #1002
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Old 05-23-2014   #1003
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My Zorki 4 with original Jupiter 8 lens, 1958. Lightmeter is Leica, early 50s and works perfectly.http://https://www.flickr.com/photos...57644241732558
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That's a really nice FED 2, Ron; one of the best and probably the prettiest of the FSU cameras in my humble opinion. The strange thing though is that the FISON hood would probably cost more than the camera. Says something about avid collectors, doesn't it?

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Old 05-27-2014   #1005
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That's a really nice FED 2, Ron; one of the best and probably the prettiest of the FSU cameras in my humble opinion. The strange thing though is that the FISON hood would probably cost more than the camera. Says something about avid collectors, doesn't it?

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THanks and indeed the Fison hood is more worth than the lens and camera, but apparently the seller didn't know that. Btw I had to restore the camera: the eyepiece of the viewfinder was missing, the cold shoe was glued on and missing its screws and I had to replace the curtains. But now it is a nice camera again.
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THanks and indeed the Fison hood is more worth than the lens and camera, but apparently the seller didn't know that. Btw I had to restore the camera: the eyepiece of the viewfinder was missing, the cold shoe was glued on and missing its screws and I had to replace the curtains. But now it is a nice camera again.
A few years ago I bought for not a lot of money a Fed on eBay which had a viewfinder attached to the hot shoe. The VF turned out to be a Leitz 135mm, worth more than the camera. The VF is a perfect match for my Leitz 135mm Hektor.
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Just received from Odessa:

Zorki-6.

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Old 06-02-2014   #1009
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Hi Wanted to say I love the watch. Is it an orginal? U dont see many........
It's a custom homage build. I make them from various parts, usually with swiss or vintage swiss or russian movements.
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Old 06-03-2014   #1010
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Just a plain Jane Zorki and I-22

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Old 06-04-2014   #1011
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FED-2 with 28mm f/6 ORION-15 by johnnyh4, on Flickr
Slips into the pocket nicely.
Interesting finder! A graft from a point-and-shoot perhaps?
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Old 06-04-2014   #1012
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Nice Zorki, Eirik. I like my plain 1c a lot too.
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Old 06-12-2014   #1013
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I ordered a jupiter 50mm f2 which arrived yesterday
here's a shot I captured with the Jupitor on a recent photoshoot

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Old 06-13-2014   #1014
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^^All the lens that one could ask for. Opinion.
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Old 06-19-2014   #1015
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Waaaay too many to show them all. Very serious GAS. 90 odd FED and Zorki of all major types, plus some Zarya, Mir and a Leningrad. Kiev-4 and -4A, a Horizont, a couple of SLRs, Zenit-S, Kristall, 2x Zenit 3M, Zenit-E, Zenit-B and a Start. Last, but not least, a Lubitel-2 and a Moskva-5.

Many of those are working and usable, but not all. Some get their fair share of film to expose. Main users besides the Moskva-5 are a Zorki-1 - which was my first ever FSU camera - a Zorki-3, and a couple of Zorki-4 and -4K.

As I can't show them all, I'll show off the Zorki-4K kit currently loaded with film and seeing a lot of use recently (lens on camera is a Jupiter-3 with a "class enemy's" yellow filter on)




Second one is the latest successful repair, FED-3 relabeled as Revue-3 for West German Foto-Quelle, late, screen-printed version:



When it arrived, film transport lever did not engage, and hence shutter was not cocked. Self timer did not trigger shutter. Shutter itself was fine. It must have been on the beach a lot in its former life, judging from the huge amount of sand that I had to remove from under the top plate. After some CLA it works like new again. Will put a film in it as soon as the one in the Zorki-4K is finished.
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Old 06-20-2014   #1016
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I know, I know, it's not a rangefinder. But it is FSU and isn't it just plain beautiful? It's so well-made. Pity they did not develop the Start concept any further...

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Old 06-20-2014   #1017
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Look what the postman brought me 10 minutes ago (Russar lens and finder, the Zorki-3 has been with me for a couple of years).

This crown jewel was still missing in my collection until today



Now it's about time to go outside and use the new toy
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Old 06-20-2014   #1018
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Russar lens and finder
For some unknown reason I could not find that lens plus finder for any reasonable price.

Yes, new from LOMOGRAPHY excl. finder for Eur. 600,- is the easiest way to go ......
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http://shop.lomography.com/nl/russar...Fa_LtAodtVMACw

Crazy lens .... and crazy price.
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Russar+ F/5,6-20mm LTM in messing handcraft made by Zenit.
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Old 06-20-2014   #1021
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For some unknown reason I could not find that lens plus finder for any reasonable price.

Yes, new from LOMOGRAPHY excl. finder for Eur. 600,- is the easiest way to go ......
It may be somewhat individual what you consider to be a "reasonable price". Certainly you won't get one in the price region of a Jupiter-8 or Industar-61... The Russar lenses tend to be much more expensive than most other FSU rangefinder lenses. It took me a while until I was mentally prepared to pay what you have to pay for one...

But you don't have to pay 600 EUR excluding finder. I've just paid 385 EUR plus shipping for the one on the photo above, including the finder and (non-original) caps and bakelite cases.

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Old 06-20-2014   #1022
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Certainly you won't get one in the price region of a Jupiter-8 or Industar-61...
5 times the price of a J-8 now; US$ 200,- but I have to think about that.
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Old 06-28-2014   #1023
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A nice FED-3 (German Revue-3 version for Foto-Quelle, early type with engraved logo), which has been somewhat refined by a previous owner.

Added strap lugs and rewind crank instead of knob improve usability. Looks have been improved by thorough cleaning and polishing, repainted 2-colour logo and new leatherette. Everything has been done very nicely.

It even has a red dot on the lens mount, whatever this is for

All controls are smooth, the shutter runs fine, it's a pleasure to use.

The result is a camera which looks even nicer and feels even better than it did when it left the factory.

Results were a bit disappointing, though. Pictures were not quite as sharp as I'm used from my other FSU rangefinders. I've yet to find out what exactly the problem is. It's close, but not perfect. If I had no other FSU rangefinders, I'd probably think it's weak lens performance, but I know they can do better than that...
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Old 07-26-2014   #1024
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'EXC' FED-2 body, without ST and regular black finish indeed, good deal.

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Last of the original Barnack styled Zorkis



My little Zorki 1e.
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My Zorki 3 with Jupiter-3 and Turret viewfinder.
.. Hello, I'm new here. This is my first reply.

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Welcome aboard, you'll feel at home here...

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Welcome, Boatski. Good looking Zorki there.

Plenty of FSU activity on the RFf to like.
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Old 08-20-2014   #1029
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Thanks you all.
I got lots of information here, but I just have a time to reply.
Next time I will show another Zorki with ZK 2/50 collapsible lens. ;-)
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Old 08-30-2014   #1030
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My main FSU shooters.
Fed2 + Jupiter8 50mm f/2
Zorki C + Industar-22 50mm f/3,5
Zorki 4 + Industar-50 f/3.5

All in top shape after cleaning and adjusting the rangefinder.
Wish I could shoot with these more often here in Finland....
(film costs 8€ per roll)
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Nice set.

About films: just order them abroad in any Euro country for half price or less and let send it by airpack enveloppe to Finland.
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Look what the postman dragged in.
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Old 09-11-2014   #1034
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Curtain has seen better days. other than that its fine
The Zorki-3 still is the beauty queen of all FSU M39 rangefinders for me... Not my favourite user, but the most beautiful of the whole lot...
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Fed 3 by berangberang, on Flickr

knob wind fed 3. I must admit that though it is smoother operating, more ergonomic, and possibly better made than my Zorki 4 - I still kind of like the Zorki more.
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Talking Beauty on the beach

Hi to all FSU addicts.....
Here's my "new" '67 Kiev 4 & '66 Jupiter 8m during 1st test shot on the beach.
Camera seems to work properly and if confrmed by the shots...I'm planning to buy Jupiter 12 & 9...just to satisfy my GAS....

I've a '77 Zorky 4k too (bought @ about that date) but I hate (just a little) the times settings.... I like (instead) very much the diopter correction (I miss it badly on the Kiev ) Actually she's on test too...



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