Well, here is the Zorki 4K immediately after its rangefinder test.
So far the 4K has passed inspection and I will know tomorrow after processing the first two rolls of film whether the transport, shutter, and rangefinder are good. Mine was made in 1975 and came with a 1984 Jupiter-8. Lens and camera are in quite excellent condition (thank you Fedka). Unfortunately, the Kiev 4AM that accompanied the Zorki was not in as good a shape and will be headed home for an exchange.
My most recent RF purchase actually was a trade: CLA'd SP1000 and Auto Rikenon 50/2 for a CLA'd FED-2 and I-26. Trade made with an APUG/RFF member.
I think, finally, I have the FED-2 I have wanted for some time: a slick-handling little go anywhere RF.
Some pics shot on Ferrania 100:
Well my most interesting recent rangefinder purchase is the Rollei 35RF. This is sort of a luxury version of the Bessar R2 and branded by Rollei. It takes M mount lenses, although most of my lenses are thread mount (I use adapters). It is a wonderful camera: agile, well-made, nice viewfinders, and an accurate TTL meter. It has a collectible following too.
I think you got a very good one evidenced by these nice results. I'm not a huge fan of FSU cameras, but the Kiev's are ones I think really offer tremendous value and are a lot of fun.
Originally Posted by Brian Legge
I picked up a Kiev 4a off of craigslist a few weeks ago. No takeup spool so I improved with an film spindle. Worked well enough that I ordered a takeup spool from Fedka, as the spindle felt a bit unstable. The camera came 3 Kiev/Contax mount Jupiter 8s ...and I just purchased a J12 over on rangefinderforum yesterday.