• Man Discovers His $15 ‘Zorki' Camera is a $800 Leica in Disguise

    6 monthes ago - By Peta Pixel

    The Zorki is a series of 35mm rangefinder cameras that were made in the Soviet Union from 1948 and 1978. Since they were originally designed to be cheap Leica clones, it's not uncommon to find fake Leica cameras that are actually modified Zorkis. But one Russian camera collector recently found the opposite: his $15 Zorki turned out to be an $800 Leica.
    Collector Vitalijs Kezens tells USSRPhoto that he recently purchased a used Zorki-C camera for €12 at a local Zorki auction. These cameras can often be found for as little as $20 to $40 on eBay .
    Upon closer inspection, Kezens saw that the...
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