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Zorki 11 is a 35mm film fully automatic viewfinder camera made by KMZ and poduced between 1964-67 with quantity of 60.745 units. Zorki means Sharp Sight.

Zorki 11 belongs to the Zorki Automat series. There are 4 types and one sub-type of the camera. [1]

The Zorki 11 is a Zorki 10 without the coupled rangefinder mechanism, but with distance symbols visible in the viewfinder. It resembles closely to Ricoh Auto 35V/Ricohmatic 35.


  • Engraving on the top plate: Zorki 11
  • Lens: Industar-63 45mm f/2.8 filter thread 52mm
    • Aperture: up to f/22 setting: Automatic, manual is possible, scale and lever on the lens
    • Focus range: 1.5-10m +inf
  • Focusing: manual helicoid; ring, distance scale with symbols and DOF scale on the lens-shutter barrel, w/ handles for easy using
  • Shutter: Between the lens diaphragm, with adder-mechanism automatically sets diaphragm and exposure time depending on the set film sensitivity and brightness of the object to be photographed; automatic setting lever should always be set against the index A, on the lens, except B mode
    • Speeds: in automatic mode 1/30 -1/500, in manual mode 1/30, and B
    • Setting: automatic; B sets with a lever on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: press as far as it goes, on the lens-shutter barrel,
  • Cocking lever: also winds the film, short stroke, on the bottom pate
  • Frame counter: auto-reset, additive type, on the bottom plate
  • Viewfinder: bright frame finder, parallax correction frames
  • Exposure meter: Selenium cell, auto exposure, around the lens
    • Exposure setting: fully automatic
    • Film speed range: 20-320 ASA; setting: ring and small window on the lens
    • Metering range: 8-18 EV
  • Re-wind knob: erects via turning the thumb wheel on it, on the bottom plate
  • Re-wind release: by a knob on the bottom plate
  • Flash PC socket: on front of the camera, set to X V lever to X on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Self-timer: via X V lever on the lens, set to V after cocking
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by a latch on the left of the bottom plate
  • Engraving on the left side: Made in USSR , KMZ logo and serieal no.
  • Tripod socket: 3/8", (there are cameras with ¼" tripod socket also )
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: metal; Weight: 659g
  • Serial no. First two digits show the manufacturing year

N0tes and referencesEdit

  1. Typing and some info are as to Alexander Komarov in Fotoua


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