A picture by picture comparison of two Russian cameras ...
|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:|
more details see www.g-st.ch/privat/kameras/zorki10manual.html
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.
|Lomo with Fuji Velvia, pushed 50->400||Zorki 10 with Agfa precisa ct, pushed 100->320|