Written on: 21/07/2009
I find it extraordinary that the Zenit 12XP has attracted so many favourable reviews. I can only conclude that it is the only 35mm SLR which its reviewers have ever owned and therefore have nothing else with which to compare it - I would venture to suggest that even the similarly mechanical Olympus OM1, say, is rather ahead of the game. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a camera snob; indeed, I will readily concede that the Olympus OM1 was substantially more expensive than the humble Zenit and remains so on the second hand market!
Either that or certain of the reviewers have subsquently gone down the digital route - in which case even the Zenit 12XP seems like distinctly attractive proposition ...
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