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Zorki 10 is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by KMZ and produced between 1964-78 with quantity of 330.000 units.

Thre are 5 types, 4 sub-types of the Zorki 10 and series of camera is Zorki-Automat. It was sold as Revue-10 also. [1]

Selenium meter cells surround the lens. This was the first fully automatic camera produced in the former Soviet Union, as well as the first to use ASA/DIN markings rather than the Soviet GOST numbers, however these ASA numbers were still mostly useless as they didn't match any known film speeds. (Some Zorki 10 cameras apparently had GOST numbers instead of ASA though, as it's shown in a Polish camera manual). The Zorki 10 was evidently KMZ's copy of the Ricoh Auto 35V/Ricohmatic 35.

The shutter release is a small lever protruding from the right-hand side of the lens. Shutter speeds from 1/30s to 1/500s were available in automatic mode. It also provided a B (bulb) setting, though there is no way to attach a cable release. Apertures from 2.8 to 22 with constant shutter speed of 1/30 s could be set in manual mode, intended for use with an electronic flash. Flash sync is possible at all shutter speeds through the PC terminal. There is an accessory shoe provided, but it does not sync with flash.

The Zorki 11 is a Zorki 10 without the coupled rangefinder mechanism, but with distance symbols visible in the viewfinder.

Technical specificationsEdit

  • Coupled viewfinder/rangefinder
  • Viewfinder magnification: 0.65x
  • Rangefinder base: 38 mm
  • Lens: Industar-63, 45mm f/2.8 (four element Tessar type), fixed
  • Angle of view: 51.3 degree
  • Min. focusing distance: 1.5 m
  • Shutter: leaf; electronically controlled in auto mode, 1/30 s or B in manual mode.
  • Exposure meter: Selenium cell meter
  • Shutter speed range: 1/30 s – 1/500 s, B
  • Aperture range: 2.8 – 22
  • Automatic exposure range: 8 – 18 EV
  • Manual exposure range: 8 – 14 EV
  • Film speed range: 20 – 320 ASA (14 – 26 DIN, 16 – 250 GOST)
  • Flash sync: 1/30 s
  • Film advance: manual
  • Selftimer: mechanical, 8-15 s delay
  • Filter thread: M52.5 x 0.75
  • Tripod thread: 1/4" or 3/8" (depending of manufacture period)
  • Dimensions: 129 x 77 x 76 mm
  • Weight: 750 g

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Typing is as to Alexander Komarov

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