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A Zenit E. I still have it to this day and last year I picked up a mint unused Moscow Olympics version (only difference being it has the Olympic rings on it and it would probably fail a drugs test), leather case the lot for £5 in a local charity shop. Possibly worth.......£5.

Typical Russian build quality and could be used for hurling at armoured vehicles.
 
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As far as I can recall, my first camera was an American Kodak Brownie Hawkeye with an honking great flash attachment. This was followed by a Kodak Brownie 127. After this it was a a 35mm the make of which i can’t remember, for which I paid £5 in 1961. The camera I lusted after was a Minox.
 
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I bought a Zenith camera around late sixties and took great pics. However it broke down on a trip to Moscow. I bought another in a hard currency shop in Moscow, but the back did not stay closed for long ! Needless to say, resulting pics were not all perfect . I bought a Pentax when home and the quality was quite a contraet
 

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I bought a Zenith camera around late sixties and took great pics. However it broke down on a trip to Moscow. I bought another in a hard currency shop in Moscow, but the back did not stay closed for long ! Needless to say, resulting pics were not all perfect . I bought a Pentax when home and the quality was quite a contraet
May be the shock of returning home.

As cameras go I rather thought Zeniths were pretty good and the optics very reasonable. .
 
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