KMZ Zorki 4

Released 1956

This is my first rangefinder camera. It’s also my first compact camera that has interchangeable lenses. It has some pretty unusual quirks, but it’s fun. There is some excellent glass available in M39 mount so this is a high-quality photographic tool, and a good alternative to an SLR.

See all photos taken with the Zorki 4.

Zorki 4
Zorki 4

At a glance

Lens M39 mount
Film 135
Focus Coupled rangefinder
Meter None


  1. […] real night shots were taken on film using the Zorki, but in order to judge the exposure I needed some kind of light meter. I decided to use my digital […]

  2. […] much of the rest of the country too, I gather). I love the fog so I went out shooting. I took a Zorki 4 rangefinder with Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 12 lenses and my Canon EOS 600D DSLR with Canon EF-S 17-85mm lens. It […]

  3. […] 2014 version was also shot on film, but this time I used Agfa Vista 200 (from Poundland!) in a Zorki 4 camera with Jupiter 12 lens. The Zorki 4 was released in 1956 – just a year after the first picture […]

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