The Zorki-4K is a 1970s Soviet-era 35mm film rangefinder camera. While KMZ did produce a Zorki-5 and a Zorki-6, the Zorki-4K body is actually the latest camera in the line, with a total of 524.610 cameras produced from 1972 to 1978. Latin Zorki-4K = Cyrillic Зоркий-4K and means Sharp Sight.
The Zorki-4K is basically a Zorki-4 with the addition of a fixed take-up spool and a film advance lever instead of the knurled knob. The KMZ logo was moved to the left so it would not be covered by the advance lever and leave room for a rubber lever stop. Its standard lenses are M39 screw mount Jupiter-8 50mm f/2 or Industar-50 50mm f/3.5. Shutter is cloth horizontal focal plane with speed 1-1/1000 +B.
|Zorki-4K export model w/Jupiter-12 35mm f/2.8|
Notes and references
- Typing is as to Alexander Komarov in Fotoua You can also find serial numbers for dating of the cameras in this site.
- There is another former USSR cameras classification and info in Sovietcams by Aidas Pikiotas
- There are usefull books about cameras of former USSR and have classifications also.
- Pages from the the book of former USSR cameras by Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin
- Discussion about clasifications in the books of Princelle and Suglob, Shaternik, Kochergin in USSR Photo Forum
- in Fotoua
- in Sovietcams by Aidas Pikiotas
- Krasnogorsk Zorki 4K on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand
- Zorki 4, all models in Wayne Cornell's photography site
- Zorki 4K on Karen Nakamura's Photoethnography
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