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Brief photo-review of the camera Zorki / Zorki No. 93663

Today we have an interesting device as a guest - a rather early version of Zorki / Zorki.

Cameras with these double names are the usual first Vigilance. But they were produced as intended for export.

Perhaps some higher quality manufacturing and tuning was assumed. In the early games - for sure.

Zorkiy/Zorki don't have their own numbering, they were part of the general flow of the first Zorkiy model throughout the release.

I already have a classic review of the Zorkiy 1955 with the number 5559352. According to the classification, this is ZORKI-1 (E) PM1125.

Today we will briefly consider not only the export version, but also a solidly earlier one. Year of release 1951, according to it will be ZORKI-1 (B) PM1065. In the photo, it is visible on the left and from this angle, the differences are not particularly visible.

ZORKI-1 (B) PM1065
This modification was produced in 1949-51 and is located in the range of numbers 8,000 - 115,000.

The issue volume amounted to 110 thousand copies.

Let's see the distinctive features of this camera:

- In addition to the export version of the inscription, the number is located on the top cover of the case;
- An earlier shutter speed standard (1/20, 1/30, 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500, Z);
- This model does not have a cast case yet. Therefore, there is no decorative edging, not only around the lens mount, but also along the boundaries of the vulcanite.

The lens for this instance is a folding Industar-22 1: 3.5 F 50 mm No. 5126973.

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