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Today our guest is Zenit-E of 1972, "all so black."
The Zenit-E line, although experts distinguish in it, it seems, more than a hundred species, still does not differ in a large structural variety. The differences are mostly cosmetic - body color, name writing styles, different emblems and stamps.
This is despite being 20 years old.
From purely technical changes, only the change in the type of optics mount from M39 to M42 in 1968 comes to mind, and the replacement of a removable bracket for accessories with a built-in one.
We will compare today's guest with a classic and very recognizable version of the device with the Olympic symbols of 1980. I have a review of this device.
My black Zenit-E has the number 72114490. The first two digits of the number in this case indicate the year of manufacture.
The difference between the cameras is 8 years. Let's look for differences.
The black body color of the Zenith-E is quite rare, by the way. There is an opinion that these were mainly for export. I don't know how true this is. At least, all the inscriptions on the camera and the lens are made in Latin, and the Made in USSR stamp is present on both.
For me, the black Zenith-E looks more beautiful than the light one.
It can be seen that the texture of soft pasting is different.
In the copy of 1972, the accessory bracket is removable.
And finally, the shape of the trigger foot is different. The 1972 model has a smaller foot with teeth.
The lens on this copy is Helios-44-2 with the number 7295363. That, it seems, is all.
Below are some larger photos.