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“THE BEST Analogue Camera”

Written on: 16/12/2013

THE BEST Analogue Camera… Read Full Review

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“I just love this camera! I have a Pentax MZ-M and a...”

Written on: 19/01/2011

I just love this camera! I have a Pentax MZ-M and a digital Pentax A30 but the Zenit is a school of fotography in itself!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 07/09/2012

school of fotography in itself ... LOL! I agree!!

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“The Zenit 12XP was my first SLR camera, practically I...”

Written on: 06/01/2011

The Zenit 12XP was my first SLR camera, practically I learned photography with this amazing camera. I bought it here in Colombia in 1990 a real bargain by the time compare with the japanese models, very robust, reliable and excellent Helios lens. I used it extensively in all kinds of conditions and always worked great, the LEDs system indicators very accurate… Read Full Review

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“I may have gone digital now and never looked back,...”

Written on: 23/10/2010

I may have gone digital now and never looked back, except when i think of my old Zenith 12xp my old friend never once let me down was serviced regularly I even bought a second one and a second hand Zenith E (bit trickier that) This was the camera all my early photography was done with - accepted Agfa HDC with high ISO ratings of 400 and those pictures were as good as any digital shots today!!!… Read Full Review

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“Shame on you condemning the 12xp as rubbish. No one...”

Written on: 03/06/2010 by paulbuzz (2 reviews written)

Shame on you condemning the 12xp as rubbish. No one can dispute the fact it was a great picture taker and you need to understand the technical side of taking a photo with this camera. I started on this camera and today I understand pretty well what it takes to take a decent shot. Carl Zeiss lenses are not to be shunned I may add. The great part about it was the light meter in the form of flashing LEDs inside the view finder… Read Full Review

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“Overall a fun manual camera to take snapshots with. ”

Written on: 07/05/2009 by gpower (1 review written)

Overall a fun manual camera to take snapshots with.

For the price it cannot be beaten as it can be had online for as low as £5, I paid just over £10 for mine in near mint condition. And the standard lens, the Helios 44M, is a very nice bit of kit, with a fairly large aperture and silky smooth bokeh.

There are a few things to watch out for though, Zenit quality control is legendarily iffy, so it is probably best to buy the camera from a fair where you can check all shutter speeds, the light… Read Full Review

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“A few months before I noticed that I have an old...”

Written on: 11/09/2008 by Augy (1 review written)

A few months before I noticed that I have an old camera in my shelf. It was the current zenit. And now I've done a few shots, but haven't looked at them yet, so I can't tell anything about the quality, but I heard it's very good. I really like it. Also, a zoom lens would have been fine also, but unfortunately it didn't even exist at that time… Read Full Review

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“Great collection camera, i bought one which is still...”

Written on: 27/07/2008

Great collection camera, i bought one which is still working and looks new! Rock Solid, beautiful U.S.S.R. camera!… Read Full Review

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“I own a Zenit12xp 35 mm camera. I bought it in Cuba. ...”

Written on: 22/07/2003 by Enrique. (1 review written)

I own a Zenit12xp 35 mm camera. I bought it in Cuba. I emigrated to the United States, and after 9 years living in the US, somebody brought it to me from Cuba. I had to clean it, and after 9 years without use, the camera works perfectly, and take better pictures than the Canon cameras. I have it as my favorite collectible toy, and still use it, and the pictures impress everyone… Read Full Review

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“If you want to own a cheap camera, reliable, that can...”

Written on: 02/07/2003 by Diobonik. (1 review written)

If you want to own a cheap camera, reliable, that can allows you to do very good pics and understand photography, this is the camera for you. No frills, sovietic style, but will never abandon you. Black and white pics are great with this camera. Works with any time and condition. I am happy with it, because it's "retro" but give you a lot of satisfaction… Read Full Review

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Misa D.'s Response to Diobonik.'s Review

Written on: 01/08/2003

Hi all,
<br>
<br>I am looking for Zenit-12xp to buy, would you suggest me where to buy it? I am using Zenit-122k but my Zenit just broken last week, thus I need to find the other one.
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<br>Zenit cameras were good ones, especially for those that were made before 1984, it is cheap and
<br>resonable camera.
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<br>Thanks for any possible helps,
<br>Rgds,
<br>/Misa

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