Zenit Users Unite!

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by blackdoglab, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    Howdy folks and salutations,
    I've had my Zenit 12 for nearly a year now and I must admit that we (boris and I) have a real friendship. We go everywhere and do everything. Soooooo, I was just wonderin' how many of you folks own and use one of these snazzy soviet creations.
     
  2. scyzoryk_o4

    scyzoryk_o4 TPF Noob!

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    Haha.. My parents bought Their Zenit 12x around 20 years ago. They used it in Poland, Greece, finally when they came to Canada they retired it and started to use a newer compact..Since then i have just rediscovered it a couple nights ago and WOW i have never held such a sturdy camera in my life.I plan to use it as my first film camera just as my parents did.
     
  3. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    The way I see it is, five shutter speeds is plenty for me.
     
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    NoChance TPF Noob!

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    I am loving mine, such a sturdy camera. Only thing is I seem to be lacking a strap, and it is quite heavy, so that is a slight burden....
     
  5. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Used to have one, a Zenit B which I bought in Brno, Czech Republic in 1973. That camera lasted until mid 80s when I attempted to take it apart and clean it. Boy, have I learned a lesson! Ever since I learned how to do it properly but it's fair to say that the Zenit B was my first casualty. I do own a Zorkii 4 special issue of 1967, "50 Years of Soviet Power" though...
     
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    NoChance TPF Noob!

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    Just my luck! Last two rolls I put throught hte Zenith all had light leaks. Looks Like I have a problem on my hands.
     
  7. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    Make sure that the back is closed tightly. Sometimes it likes to make mischief.
     
  8. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Drat!

    Here I am, working with a Fed, a Zorki and a Kiev, and I could have bought a V8! Oops! 'Scuse me. Meant to say 'Zenit', not 'V8'.
     

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