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Zenit 12XP SLR with Sigma-XQ Filtermatic Multi-Coated 24mm f/2.8 Lens

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8/10 Overall condition, comes with 6 months warranty.

Serial No.: #85285807

Lens Serial No.: #700757

Description:

The Zenit 12XP is a Russian-made camera of the 80’s and early 90’s. Dubbed the Russian tank is capable of dealing with all situations and all your challenges armed with 58mm f2 Helios.

In the Russian Zenit series of SLRs, the Zenit 12 is a slightly updated version of the Zenit TTL, made by KMZ between 1983 and 1994. Improvements included a hot shoe, brighter viewfinder, and LED metering in later models.

The 12SD is similar, but with a restyled shutter speed dial. A later version of the 12SD has a reshaped top plate and pentaprism housing.

The 12XP is similar to the 12SD and now has LED exposure indicators in place of the meter needle. Moreover, there exist 12SD (known in Russia as Зенит-12сд) models identical to 12XP and different only in name (XP standing for 'eXPort'). These 12сд models have LEDs as well.

There is a version of the Zenit 12XP made in Brazil, produced by BMA INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO LTDA, which started making 12XP among some other Zenit models.

 

Specifications:

  • Frame size: 24x36mm
  • Shutter made of cloth/canvas, horizontal
  • Shutter speed: 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 and Bulb mode
  • Viewfinder: Fresnel matte screen, microraster, pentaprism
  • Light-meter: TTL (two LR-type batteries required, otherwise camera is battery-independent)
  • Self-timer: purely mechanical, using a lever on a front pane
  • Tripod mount: 1/4

 

Reference List:

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zenit_12

https://www.lomography.com/magazine/145339-the-russian-tank-zenit-12xp

 

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Type: SLR

Vendor: Zenit