Recently I bought a classical, not so classical Russian range-finder camera at Ebay, a Zorki 10 (зоркий, sharp-sighted). Well known for its Leica range-finder clones, this is an original Zorki design.See pictures to the right. I like the design of it and thought it is a good amendment to the toys I already have. It features a very reactangular main shape with an advance lever at the bottom left (!) side. I got it for about 15 Euros. It is very heavy, completely made of metal and smells oily (like my chinese range-finder). Some technical details: 
  • range finder camera for 24x36 mm film with automatic exposure control
  • range finder basis: 38 mm and 0.65x magnification
  • Industar-63 lens with 45 mm focal length and relative aperture of 1:2.8; view angle 50°
  • Central shutter with 1/250s - 1/30 s in automatic mode; 1/30 and "B" in manual mode
  •  Aperture in manual mode 1:2.8 - 1:22

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As I wanted to use it as a range-finder lomographic device I fed the Zorki with a Agfa precisa ct 100 slide film (for crossprocessing), set the camera speed to highest ISO possible (320) and operated it in automatic exposure mode. I carried the Zorki along with my Lomo LC-A as I visited a farm house museum, south of Munich. The following pictures show the Lomo and the Zorki results of same subjects in comparison. The Lomo was operated with a Fijichrom Velvia, also pushed and crossprocessed. Thus this is not only a camera but also a film type comparison. It is apparent that the Industar lens also shows strong vignetting. The Agfa precisa exhibits a cooler colour scheme.

Enjoy, albrecht 

Lomo with Fuji Velvia, pushed 50->400Zorki 10 with Agfa precisa ct, pushed 100->320