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#1 Nick NormanButler

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:10 AM

Hello there,
A neighbour found this russian camera in storage and has offered it to me for sale. Any ideas on what it is? Make? Value?
Its in perfect working order.

Many thanks,

Nick
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:25 AM

Looks like Russia's answer to a handcranked Bieulieu 8mm type model.

Found a photo of someone else selling the same camera, only it has "Quarz" written on it for the brand name: http://www.flickr.co...1@N00/136968500

This looks like a good guy to ask about it: http://zenitquarzcameras.blogspot.com/
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#3 David Auner aac

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:31 AM

Hello there,
A neighbour found this russian camera in storage and has offered it to me for sale. Any ideas on what it is? Make? Value?
Its in perfect working order.


My guess: it's a DS8 camera. Quartz 2x8S-1M. S8 wiki entry.

Cheers, Dave
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#4 John Young

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:41 AM

I thought it was the Russian N at the beginning, but then I figured it out... Here is a page about the camera:

http://www.zenitcame...rz-2x8s-1m.html (russian)

http://babelfish.yah...TrUrl=Translate
(quick web translate into english so my brain doesn't have to hurt this morning).

Seems like Kvarts also made a 1x8 camera, but that must have been at least 15 years after the 2x8 you have. Or someone in Russia with lots of pens in his top pocket didn't get to copy a Nizo until very much after the fact.

I hope that helps.
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