1+4K+6 = 167

If I add up the age of these three cameras, they will celebrate 167 years this year. However, they take pictures as well as if they were made yesterday. Yesterday I did mainintenance one of them(4K) and for the first time in my life I was disassembly a rangefinder camera. I was expecting some super-complex mechanical apparatus. No way. The laws of physics, mechanics and optics allow a completely simple construction and a virtually unbreakable camera. If you don’t want to let him cross the tank … At the same time, these Russian Zorkij devices are not expensive at the bazaars. If you are not an avid collector of old Leica instruments, these Russian copies will do a great job with an undamaged lens. I always feel sorry for the old devices that lie unnecessarily on the shelves. They take photos really well.

8 thoughts on “1+4K+6 = 167”

  1. It would be fun to learn to take photos with film. I can remember many years ago using the disposable ones a time or two. Not quite the same. 😉

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    1. I’m absolutely sure you could handle it and with your sense of feeling you would have luxury even analog photos dear Irene😉🤞📷

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  2. I love looking at old cameras in museums or antique stores, you have a very fine collection! You will laugh, I still have my first real-to-me camera, a Ricoh 35mm, although it does not work. Do you have your own dark room for processing? I think you must, am I right? My brother-in-law had one and I wanted to get into learning with him, but he gave it up just as quick because of money and family obligations, had to sell most all his equipment.

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    1. At home, it’s like a museum 😁 I have a darkroom from 10-11 years. So long. First I locked myself in the bathroom and then I always had a separate room. Now I only make photos in black and white. I’m already lazy. Color negatives, if I want color photos, I usually just scan. The chemical process is very easy and you only need a enlarger, glass plate and bowls.I don’t even use a timer … I still count out loud like I did when I was little😁😘

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