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Old Feb 24, 2014, 8:27 AM   #1
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Default Copyright and patents? Yeah, right

Anyone know what is it?

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Old Feb 24, 2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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A Russian Leica Rangefinder copy ?

I have a 1952 Leica 11f Rangefinder.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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Correct.
It's called Zorki 4, copy of a Leica with copy of Zeiss Sonnar for a lens. This one is older than me (i'm 35) and still in working order. And it's the hom,e market version with russian lettering. All export versions had normal letters engraved.

One more for your vieweing pleasure

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Old Feb 24, 2014, 2:31 PM   #4
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G'day mate

Yes - as soon as I saw the top pic I knew 'zorki-4' ~ I remember it well
It is one of many USSR copies of western cameras - they even copied the Hassleblad too
Way back in the 60s I read an article in the Australian Photography magazine of a meeting between some USSR photographers and a mob of western photographers, and all the USSR blokes were amazed at the western copies of 'their' cameras. They had been told that their cameras were the best of russian design and manufacturing
Ha Ha ...

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