NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Zenit-B

The Zenit-E was produced from 1965 to 1982.  One of the most popular 35mm cameras ever.  Over 3 million made.  It was a redesign of the previous Zenit 3M, Kristall and Zorki 6.  Hinged back with a more "modern" look. Additionally it had a built in light meter.  It was available in both the M39 and M42 lens mounts.  One can easily see the ancestry in the later Zenits.  A reduced cost version, the Zenit-B was available from 1968 to 1973 with a special run in 1977 and 1978.  It did not have the light meter.

This example is a Zenit-B with Industar 50 lens.  It was made in 1969.  Seems to be in good condition.  I have not used the camera but have taken pics with the lens mounted on my Pentax DSLR via a screw mount to kmount adapter.

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