Written on: 19/09/2002 by Vaidis OK.
Manual mode - can operate without batteries, low price, TTL.
No automatic modes, heavy (>1kg), max shutter speed 1/500.
I have had a Zenit 12XP 35mm SLR camera with Helios 44, Mir 1B and Jupiter 37A lenses since 1994. The TTL exposure calculation system works perfectly. The only bad point is that there are no automatic modes for fast shooting - every time you need to set shutter speed and aperture by hand. And no autofocus, of course.