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Zorki 2-S is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by KMZ and produced between 1955-60 with quantity 214.903 units. Зоркий 2-C = Zorki 2-S, Zorki means Sharp Sight.

The Zorki 2-C has both flash synchronization and a self timer. It also has strap lugs on the body, something the Zorki C lacked. Zorki 2-C came both with collapseable and fixed Industar-50 lens.

There are 6 types and 6 sub-types of the Zorki 2-S. [1]

SpecificationsEdit

  • Lens: Industar-22 (ИНДУСТАР) 50mm f/3.5 collapsable, Mount: M39 screw filter: slip on
    • Aperture: f/3.5-f/16 setting: ring and scale on front of the lens
    • Focus range: 0.5-20m +inf
    • Lens release: simply turn counter clockwise
  • Focusing: match the rangefinder images in the rangefinder eyepiece (left side one on back of the top plate), by turning the lever behind the lens
  • Shutter: rubberized cloth horizontal focal plane shutter, speeds: 1/25-1/500
    • Setting: dial on the top plate [2]
  • Shutter release: on the top plate
  • Cocking knob: also winds the film, on the right of the top plate
  • Frame counter: decreasing type, manual reset, beneath the cocking knob
  • Viewfinder: simple reverse telescope finder, eye-piece on the right of the rangefinder eyepiece
  • Rangefinder: on the back left side of the top plate, yellow rangefinder images, very small
  • Re-wind knob: on the left side of top plate
  • Re-wind release: turn the shutter release collar to Л
  • Cold-shoe
  • Flash PC socket: on front of the camera, it is possible to set the duration by a lever and scale beneath the speeds dial
  • Tripod socket: 3/8"
  • Film loading: bottom loading, bottom plate opens by a pop-up lever on it
  • Engravings around the back cover opening ring: ЗAКР - ОTKP (Zakr-Otkr = Close-Open). ОTKP is an abbreviation for ОТКРЫТЫЙ
  • Take up spool: special removable type
  • Body: metal; Weight: 578g
  • serial no. first two digits show the production year, on the back of the top plate

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. as to Alexandr Komarov
  2. As with other Soviet era rangefinders, the shutter speed selector rotates when the shutter is released, and should not be changed until after the shutter has been cocked. If you change the shutter speed without cocking the shutter first, the setting pin can be broken when you advance the film and cock the shutter.

LinksEdit

Zorki cameras
FED-Zorki | 1 | S | 2 | 2-S | 3 | 3M | 3S | 4 | 4K | Mir | 5 | 6 | 10 | 11 |35M

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