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Brief photo review of Zenit-3M 50 years of October N67096210

Recently there was an opportunity to purchase the anniversary Zenit-3M. Although, all sorts of cliches and do not cause me any special feelings, but, as they say, called himself a load ....

In 1967, the USSR celebrated 50 years since the beginning of the Great October Revolution, and many photographic enterprises marked their equipment this year with holiday stamps and / or specially designed boxes and instructions.

Jubilee cameras were produced only in 1967, or perhaps back in 1966, therefore, there are not so many of them. Therefore, such devices are welcome guests in collections.

So I started a Zenit-3M. Let it be.

This is my second Zenit-3M.

The first is an earlier device from 1965 with the number 65088963. Export version. Here's a classic overview.

Now we will look at the 1967 anniversary version with the number 67096210

Zenit-3M jubilee
The most notable differences are two.

The 1967 model has the name in Cyrillic and a holiday stamp on the top of the pentaprism casing. The stamp is two-tone, chopped in the Soviet style, but for my taste, not devoid of ideas, artistic dynamics, and thus attractive.

If you look closely, you can see that the earlier version has the name engraved under the paint, and the later one is silk-screened.

The scales also differ on the film sensitivity memo. In the 1967 model, the values are biased towards more sensitivity and the values are more modern. The inscription on the memo is also, of course, in Cyrillic.

On the rear panel, the difference is in the location of the serial numbers and the earlier export version has the inscription Made in USSR.

That, in general, is all. Then there will be several larger photos.

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