KMZ MIR… reproduction/fake?
I was thinking I would grab myself a classic Soviet rangefinder of some sort—I figured it'd be fun to use on the street, and I've always wanted an old Soviet camera. I found a KMZ MIR floating around the 'bay in what looked like good condition, CLAed, etc. It, however, has a very high serial number—so high that it made me doubt this is a real MIR camera. As far as I know, there aren't any MIR cameras with numbers starting with '62', most reported numbers I've seen start with '59' or lower. Here's the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIR-Zorki-4-...item19d8172290 . It might be a reproduction, a fake, or just a really late model. Were these made in `62?
…am I right to be worried? Or am I being paranoid? Is this thing the real deal? (These things aren't expensive in the first place, but I don't want to buy a knockoff for the price of the real thing.)
Thanks folks. (: