Zorki-3M is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by KMZ and produced between 1954-55 .

Further improvement of the Zorki-3 resulted in the 3M. It has a combined speed control for fast and slow speeds. The new designed shutter speed mechanism is used in the successors: 3S, 4, and 4K.

There are 3 types and 2 sub-types of the Zorki-3 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Some features[]

  • Lens: Jupiter-8 50mm f/2.8
  • Mount: M39 screw mount
  • Large combined viewfinder and rangefinder window
  • Shutter: focal-plane double cloth shutter, horizontaly moving
  • Speeds: : 1-1/1000 +B, setting dial on the top plate
  • Back cover: Removable, with the bottom plate
  • Diopter adjustment
  • Strap lugs

Notes and references[]

  1. Typing is as to Alexander Komarov in Fotoua You can also find serial numbers for dating of the cameras in this site.
  2. There is another former USSR cameras classification and info in Sovietcams by Aidas Pikiotas
  3. There are usefull books about cameras of former USSR and have classifications also.
  4. Pages from the the book of former USSR cameras by Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin
  5. Discussion about clasifications in the books of Princelle and Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin in USSR Photo Forum


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