Camera Review of the Week

2012-05-05 3

For this week’s featured camera review, let’s turn to a curious Russian camera that is commonly spotted in second-hand stores, flea markets, and vintage camera stores. Find out what our featured snapshooter has to say about the 1960s classic, the Zenit E, after the jump!

Our camera reviewer for this week, stephen73, made a rather interesting and catchy introduction for his chosen camera:

“The Zenit E is a 1960s survivor; short on features, but solid and tough in a way only Russian cameras can be. Cheap, cheerful, and made in the millions, it’s an often-overlooked camera deserving a re-appraisal.”

Soviet cameras do have a certain charm, don’t they? Even if they are relatively easier to find in thrift stores, vintage camera stores, and flea markets, many camera collectors and film photography enthusiasts can never have too much of these Russian beauties. “Quantity has a quality of its own, after all,” stephen73 puts it nicely.

In his review, our featured snapshooter goes on to provide bits of history, important information (such as its availability in his region), and technical aspects of the Zenit E. While he notes that this camera is “low on frills and features,” his outstanding snapshots nevertheless show that one can still take sophisticated retro-looking photos with it:

Photos by stephen73

Simply beautiful, don’t you all agree? Go ahead and check out his full review for more of his insights and photos!

Congratulations, stephen73, your review just earned you the Camera Review of the Week award! Keep shooting with your beautiful Soviet camera and share more beautiful snaps with us!

The next snapshooter who will bag the next Camera Review of the Week distinction could be you! Submit your camera review and wow us with your beautiful photos and helpful insights. In case yours isn’t on the list, feel free to let me know!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-05-05 #gear #russian #review #soviet #zenit-e #camera-review-of-the-week #camera-review #lomography #user-review


  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    great camera and great article!

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Congratulations again, @stephen73!

  3. toolzinho
    toolzinho ·

    I loveee my Zenit E...

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