Zorki 10

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The Zorki 10 is a fixed-lens Zorki coupled rangefinder camera with an integrated light meter. Selenium meter cells surround the lens. This was the first fully automatic camera produced in the former Soviet Union, as well as the first to use ASA/DIN markings rather than the Soviet GOST numbers, however these ASA numbers were still mostly useless as they didn't match any known film speeds. (Some Zorki 10 cameras apparently had GOST numbers instead of ASA though, as it's shown in a Polish camera manual). The Zorki 10 was evidently KMZ's copy of the Ricohmatic 35.

The shutter release is a small lever protruding from the right-hand side of the lens. Shutter speeds from 1/30s to 1/250s[1] were available in automatic mode. It also provided a B (bulb) setting, though there is no way to attach a cable release. Apertures from 2.8 to 22 with constant shutter speed of 1/30 s could be set in manual mode, intended for use with an electronic flash. Flash sync is possible at all shutter speeds through the PC terminal. There is an accessory shoe provided, but it does not sync with flash.

The Zorki 11 is a Zorki 10 without the coupled rangefinder mechanism (and a copy of the Ricoh Auto 35V), but with distance symbols visible in the viewfinder. This model was only made between 1964 and 1967 with 60745 units produced. There is also a export version marked as the Zorki Junior.

Other technical specifications

  • Viewfinder magnification: 0.65x
  • Rangefinder base: 38 mm
  • Exposure metering: external with selenium meter
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
  • Flash sync: 1/30th
  • Self-timer: Mechanical, 8 to 15 second delay
  • Filter thread: 52.5mm x 0.75mm pitch
  • Tripod thread: 1/4" or 3/8” (depending of manufacture period)


Gallery

Zorki 10


Zorki 11


Notes

  1. There are conflicting data about the fastest shutter speed - 1/250s is given by the user's manual, while different Soviet books give both 1/250s and 1/500s.

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