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ZENIT E RUSSIAN CAMERA, 1960's
These cameras had a selenium photo cell meter built in, (for reference only) and were fully single lens reflex. When other SLR's were costing hundreds of pounds Dixons were selling them for just £30.
These were made with a metal body, therefore were very hard wearing.
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- Bought for my 21st birthday, this camera lasted me up until 1982 when I bought a new Olympus OM1n that was so much smaller and better. The Zenit had a very good Helios 44 f2.0 lens that produced excellent images. The shutter was restricted to 1/30 to 1/500 second. It was heavy at 1kg and the manual lens aperture control meant a few spoilt frames if I forgot to close down after focusing.
.......... David Mills, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales, UK, 28th of November 2009