Zenit-D-machine

The letter "D" in the title is from the surname of the chief designer of the chamber, Derzhavin. This model stands out from the whole range of released single-lens reflex cameras with the general name "Zenith" for a number of characteristic features:

  • the shape of the body resembles a rectangle ("brick");
  • first aperture priority mode for metering TTL;
  • installed electronically controlled gate, operating in automatic exposure mode from 1/30 to 1/1000 s (curtain with horizontal curtain travel);
  • there is a sync terminal for the flash cable, located at the end of the body under the photographer's left hand
  • the mechanism of the "jumping" diaphragm was introduced;
  • in the viewfinder eyepiece there is an indication of the set aperture;
  • there is a possibility of manual setting of exposure parameters;
  • in manual mode, a stepless setting of shutter speeds from 1/2 to 1/1000 s and "B" is possible;
  • automatic correction is possible by changing the film sensitivity from 16 to 500 ISO (manually).

All of these features were "revolutionary" for 1967, when several prototypes were produced. The chambers were numbered by year. The first two digits of the number indicate the year of manufacture. For the period of serial production 1967 -1970. produced about 350 copies.

Zenit-D 1200 cameras of the USSR

Zenit-D-machine Modification 1 Issue 1

1967 A pilot batch is produced. Peculiarities:

  • self-timer;
  • rewinding of the film is carried out using a folding tape;
  • black body;
  • light mirror panel with model name;
  • main lens "Helios-44D" 2/58 mm.

Zenit-D 1200 cameras of the USSR

Zenit-D-machine Modification 2 Issue 2

1970 The number of copies has not been established. Peculiarities:

  • no self-timer:
  • rewinding is carried out using a foldable recessed tape ("snake");
  • light body;
  • mirrored panel with the title light;
  • main lens "Helios-44D" 2/58 mm.

Zenit-D 1200 cameras of the USSR

Zenit-D-machine Modification 2 Issue 3

1970 The number of copies has not been established. Peculiarities:

  • mirror panel with title - black
  • main lens "Helios-44D" 2/58 mm.

Zenit-D 1200 cameras of the USSR

 

Zenit-D-machine Modification 2 Issue 4

1970 The number of copies has not been established. Peculiarities:

  • the front panel of the camera is black
  • main lens "Helios-44D" 2/58 mm.

Zenit-D 1200 cameras of the USSR


  • 1200 cameras of the USSR. CHAPTER I. Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant. Zenith family.
  • PHOTO MUSEUM "PHOTO WORLD"
  • Victor Suglob, Sergey Kochergin, Grigory Shaternik
  • Produced in total 750 copies

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