A week or two ago my wife got me a Zorki 4k for christmas so before she wrapped it up I insisted on putting a roll of film through it just to make sure all was well.
We bought the camera from West Yorkshire Cameras who specialise in affordable film cameras, I must say that they are great lads and highly recommend that if you are interested in film photography to pay them a visit.
I have bought numerous things from them and their service is excellent.
I used some Ilford HP5+ and processed it in ilfotec DDX.
The viewfinder was reasonable bright considering its age and even though the weather was poor focussing was not really a problem but I did find that composing in the portrait format was hit and miss as I am used to an SLR.
I just took a load of random shots using the light-meter app on my iPhone to set the exposure and was pretty pleased with what came out.
The 50mm f2.0 Jupiter lens was pretty sharp when stopped down a little but still looked nice at f2.8 as you can see with the first shot of the barbed wire fence.
I am pleased that after shooting the first roll all seems well with the camera and I am looking forward to trying a bit of street photography with it.
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5 thoughts on “Zorki 4k & Ilford HP5+……..”
Congats on The Zorki. Very nice images. I Think you have a keeper.
Thanks… I got myself a Mamiya c330s with an 80mm today a belated xmas present, can’t wait to test it out 🙂
You’re Welcome, I’m waiting on a delivery of a pile of darkroom stuff to be delivered today. The c330 in next on my wish list. Have a good day.
Great post and so happy you posted a link to the shop. I am going to see what a shipping charge to the USA would be. Would love a Zorki.
Nice results Tim!