Produced around 1981 to 1990 by the KMZ/Belomo, the Zenit 11 is 35 mm a full-swing SLR manual camera that lets you choose the aperture and the shutter speed. Hailing all the way from Russia and covered in a rough metal black body, this camera is the last of the true E types. Though it is almost exactly the same as an EM, it has a glossy black finish with the Zenit logo on the prism. It has a brother, the Zenit 12, which is almost identical to the 11 except that the 12 has TTL metering, a feature that the 11 lacks. It has the trusty old selenium cell in an uncoupled meter system and an external selenium meter mounted on the prism front above the lens. The meter isn't coupled to the camera.
The lens was produced in the old Soviet Union by Jupiter among others from 1958 till 1992 and is one of most mass produced lenses in the world! The lens has, what is referred to as optical vignetting, meaning that out of focus “bokeh-balls” becomes more elipsoid as you move away from the center of the image. Also referred to, as “Cat-eye” effect, this phenomenon gives a pronounced feeling that the background “swirls” around the center focus subject
IItem Description: This is a preowned item, Full working order with no faults found when professionally tested.
Total Grade : Good Condition
Appearance of the item : some small signs of use please see photo
Included : Zenit 11 + Helios-44M f/2 58mm lens