Mid century CAMERA Zenit 3M with Helios 44M Lens from Russia

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CAMERA Zenit 3M ( Polish Version ) with Helios 44M Lens

This camera is in working condition

Zenit 3M is a 35mm film SLR made by KMZ and produced between 1962-70 with quantity of 781.678 units. Zenit means Zenith, a point in the sky that appears directly above the observer.

It is a part of the long-running Zenit series. The UK export version of this camera doesn't have the 3M marking on it only marked Zenit on the front.

The main differences from Zenit-3: the back cover is removable and the new mechanism of cocking lever with shutter release button.

There are 10 types and 6 sub-types of the Zenit-3M.
Lens release: simply screw counter clockwise
Lens: Industar-50 (ИНДУСТАР) 50mm f/3.5 filter thread: 49mm (standard lens)
Other standard lens is Helios-44 (ГЕЛИОС) 58mm f/2
Mount: KMZ's ZM39 screw mount. It looks like M39 Leica mount but due to the mirror space, the rangefinder M39 mount lenses do not work properly on this camera. You can use them only the close-up focus range
Aperture: f/3.5-f/16 setting: ring and scale on the lens
Focus range: 0.65-20m +inf
Focusing: via ground-glass screen, ring and scale on the lens
Shutter: rubberized silk double cloth curtain, horizontal focal plane
Speeds: 1/30-1/500 +B, setting dial on the top plate [2]
Shutter release: on the winding knob, w/ cable release socket
Cocking lever: also winds the film, short stroke, on the righe of the top plate
Frame counter: manual reset, additive type, beneath the winding knob
Viewfinder: SLR pentaprism
Mirror: not instant return
Re-wind knob: on the left of the top-plate
Re-wind release: by a small knob, beside the winding lever
Flash PC socket: on front of the camera, X sync 1/30
Memory dial : on the re-wind knob
Self-timer: activates by a small knob above it
Back cover: hinged, opens by a latch on the left side of the camera

from http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zenit_3M

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Information of the Polish Post December 29, 2015

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