Zenit ET Vintage Camera

The Zenit ET is a vintage 35mm SLR (single-lens reflex) camera produced by the Soviet camera manufacturer KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Works). Released in the late 1970s and continuing production into the 1980s, the Zenit ET is known for its robust construction and straightforward manual operation, making it a popular choice for photography enthusiasts and students.

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Description

The Zenit ET Vintage Camera is 35mm SLR (single-lens reflex) camera produced by the Soviet camera manufacturer KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Works). Released in the late 1970s and continuing production into the 1980s, the Zenit ET is known for its robust construction and straightforward manual operation, making it a popular choice for photography enthusiasts and students.

### Key Features
1. **Lens Mount**: M42 screw mount, which is compatible with a wide range of lenses from various manufacturers.
2. **Manual Focus**: Fully manual focusing system, requiring the photographer to adjust focus through the viewfinder.
3. **Shutter Speeds**: Mechanical shutter with speeds ranging from 1/30 to 1/500 second, plus bulb (B) mode for long exposures.
4. **Light Meter**: Built-in selenium light meter to help determine the correct exposure settings (no battery required).
5. **Viewfinder**: Optical viewfinder with a microprism focusing aid to assist in achieving sharp focus.
6. **Durability**: Metal body construction, contributing to its durability and longevity.
7. **Film Type**: Uses 35mm film, which is widely available and popular among film enthusiasts.

### Specifications
– **Lens Mount**: M42 screw mount
– **Shutter Speeds**: 1/30 to 1/500 second, plus B mode
– **Exposure**: Manual exposure control with built-in selenium light meter
– **Film Type**: 35mm film
– **Viewfinder**: Optical viewfinder with microprism focusing aid
– **Body Material**: Metal

### Usage Tips
1. **Loading Film**: Load 35mm film by opening the back of the camera, inserting the film canister, and threading the film leader onto the take-up spool. Advance the film a couple of frames to ensure it is properly engaged.
2. **Focusing**: Use the microprism in the viewfinder to achieve precise focus. Turn the focus ring on the lens until the image in the viewfinder appears sharp.
3. **Exposure Settings**: Adjust the aperture and shutter speed based on the built-in light meter’s reading. Align the meter needle in the viewfinder to center position for correct exposure.
4. **Shutter Release**: Gently press the shutter release button to take a photo. Avoid shaking the camera to prevent blurring, especially at slower shutter speeds.
5. **Bulb Mode**: For long exposures, use the bulb (B) mode. Keep the shutter release button pressed for the duration of the exposure, and release it to close the shutter.
6. **Maintenance**: Keep the lens clean and free of dust. Periodically check the light meter’s functionality, as selenium cells can degrade over time.

### Historical Context and Collectibility
– **Historical Context**: The Zenit ET was part of the Zenit series, which played a significant role in making SLR photography accessible in the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries. It reflects the engineering and design approaches of its time.
– **Collectibility**: The Zenit ET, like many vintage cameras, is sought after by collectors and analog photography enthusiasts. Its robust build and the availability of M42 lenses add to its appeal.

The Zenit ET is a classic example of Soviet-era camera engineering, offering a hands-on photographic experience with its fully manual controls and solid construction. It’s a great choice for those looking to explore the fundamentals of film photography.

Note: We are just like other vintage and antique camera collectors, we buy cameras from different people and markets and places. We do not test, inspect or repair the cameras. We just sell them as we get. Please check the images and videos for better knowledge of the cameras. ONCE PURCHASED WILL NOT BE TAKEN BACK OR REFUNDED! So please check them before placing any orders,

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