New (to Me) 1950 Zorki, and a PITA Problem!
Hey everyone. I just received a really nice Zorki serial number 527xx dates from 1950. It was overhauled complete with new shutter curtains. The camera and lens are really clean and everything seems to work great, EXCEPT......
The standard, modern Kodak and Ilford film cassettes are a PITA to load and remove! I had this same problem with my 1953 FED 1g. I had to carefully file the camera's inside film chamber to get the cassette to fit.
On this Zorki, once I was able to press (force!) The cassette in, and finally engage the rewind and fit, I needed pliers to remove it, and in the process, careful as I was, I ended up ruining the cassette and film!
Other than carefully filing, and avoiding having the metal filings invade the shutter mechanism, does anyone have a more "practical and/or elegant solution?
In all my searches regarding these older, bottom loading cameras, I haven't read of this problem.
Thanks for any comments, Glen
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