Zorkij-4 with Jupiter-8 lenses and Leningrad 7 light meter
shot with Pentax ME Super, Reveunon 50/1.4
If you were wondering what is Zorkij (Zorki, Зоркий) and why would anyone shoot with it here is explanation. It is said that during the IIWW Russians acquired whole Leica manufacture. They packed it on a train and sent it to motherland. Then started production of (almost) exact copies of Leica. That is why Russian rangefinders are like wine - the older the better. In that case the older the more it resembles Leica. Introduced in 1956, Zorkij-4 was one of bestselling cameras of that time (1.715.677 million copies made). 50mm and f 2.0, Jupiter-8 (clone of Zeiss Sonnar) are probably best lenses for Zorkij.
My father got this Zorkij when he was teenager. Sometime in 90’s my grandparents gave it to me but I was too young to understand how to use it. It was hidden somewhere with my toys for next ten years. Fortunately I haven’t destroyed it while exploring how to use it. It is not a perfect camera. There are no frames in viewfinder so sometimes it is hard to say what would be in the picture. But it is so fun to use. It is sharp and has shutter speeds up to 1/1000s. And is cheap as hell (about 30 Euros in Central Europe).
My grammar probably sucks as always. I do not write in English often enough.