Zorki S is a 35mm film rangefinder camera manufactured by KMZ, and produced between 1955-58, with quantity 473000. Зоркий C = Zorki S, "S" means "Sinchro".

It was a redesign of the Zorki 1, with altered top and with flash sync added. The Zorki 2S was a Zorki S with a self-timer added.

There are 8 types and 7 sub-types of Zorki S [1]

Some featuresEdit

  • Lens: Industar-50 50mm f/3.5 (ИНДУСТАР) collapsable
    • Lens mount: M39 screw
    • Aperture: f/3.5 - f/16, setting: ring and scale on front of the lens
    • Focus range: 1.2-20m +inf
    • Other standard lens is Industar-22, 50mm f/3.5
  • Shutter: focal-plane double cloth shutter, horizontaly moving
  • Speeds: 1/25-1/500 +B [2]
  • Focusing lever locks on infinity
  • Winding knob: also cocks the shutter
  • Frame counter: decreasing type, manual reset, beneath the cocking knob
  • Viewfinder: simple reverse telescope finder, eye-piece on the right of the rangefinder eyepiece
  • Rangefinder: eye-piece is on the back left side of the top plate, yellow rangefinder images, very small
  • Re-wind release: turn the shutter release knob to Л
  • Cold-shoe
  • Flash PC socket: on front of the camera
  • Tripod socket: 3/8"
  • Film loading: bottom loading, bottom plate opens by a pop-up lever on it,
    • Engravings around the opening ring: ЗAКР - ОTKP (Zakr-Otkr = Close-Open). ОTKP is an abbreviation for ОТКРЫТЫЙ
  • Take up spool: Special removable type
  • Body: metal; Weight: 509g
  • Serial no.first two digits show the production year

Zorki 2

Zorki S

Zorki 1

Zorki S

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Typing is as to Alexander Komarov [1]
  2. As with other Soviet-era rangefinders, the shutter speed selector rotates when the shutter is released, and should not be changed until after the shutter has been cocked. If you change the shutter speed without cocking the shutter first, the setting pin can be broken when you advance the film and cock the shutter.


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