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ZENIT E RUSSIAN CAMERA, 1960's

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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

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