KMZ “Fed—Zorki” 1948

Industar-22 3.5/50mm

KMZ FED—Zorki film rangefinder camera 1948 02220

Rare and early “Fed—Zorki” Serial No. 02220 with matching, early version Industar-22 3.5/50mm.

The first KMZ camera to bear the name “Zorki” (The Sharp-sighted), it was produced in Moscow by KMZ in 1948 and 1949 in cooperation with FED, hence the “Fed—Zorki” engraving on top.

Almost half of the “FED-Zorki” (1948) cameras come with 1/1000s shutter speed, which was replaced by regular 1/500s shutter speed later in 1948.

Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica Auction