Zenit E Soviet M42 SLR with Industrar 50mm 3.5 Pancake lens and case
Zenit E Soviet M42 SLR with Industrar 50mm 3.5 Pancake lens
You may recognise this camera from the as campaign Kylie Minogue did with Specsavers that's plastered everywhere.
Built like a Russian tank meaning that as long as you can keep your film cool and have a way to develop at home you will be able to take pictures long into the Zombie Apocalypse with this one!
I own a few Prakticas and I thought they were tanks until I picked this up and shot with it for the first time.
The lens however is the smallest lens I've ever seen on an SLR but despite it not being a 50 1.8 it is actually quite a charming lens and have used it on my 42mp Sony a7riii with an adapter and managed to get very sharp results.
It has a built in light meter that doesn't require batteries. A very interesting feature of this camera is that you can wind on the film as normal and shoot as normal but if you want to do double exposures there's an easy way of recocking the shutter without winding on the film