ZENIT


Zenit, and the cameras that it produced, is perhaps the best know camera brand in Russia -- and the USSR when it existed.  Most of their cameras were made in factories in the USSR, Russia and Belarus.  Many were fixed-lens cameras, but many had interchangeable lenses in various mounts such as the 39mm (Leica) screw mount, the 42mm (Universal / Praktica / Pentax) screw mount, and the Pentax K mount.  But FIVE "Zenit" cameras were made in China and they all used the Minolta / Rokkor mount.  They were, of course, made by Seagull, and apparently their target market was South America, most noticeably Argentina and Brazil.  Unlike Russia, the Zenit brand was completely unknown in these countries which probably explains why they never sold very well and why they are particularly hard to find.

Zenit DF-2

It's simply a rebadged Seagull DF-2.  It is the only known case of the Seagull DF-2 being sold under a different name.

Zenit DF-2ETM

It's simply a rebadged Seagull DF-2ETM, and is the same as the Sakar SL-90MD..  

Zenit DF-300

It's simply a rebadged Seagull DF-300, but the Seagull DF-300 appeared in two slightly different body styles.  The Zenit DF-300 has only been seen in the original Seagull DF-300 style.

Zenit DF-300X

It's simply a rebadged Seagull DF-300X.

Zenit DF300NT

It's either exactly the same as the Seagull DF-300X or it is a variant with some (minor?) changes.

  Shutter Shutter
speeds
Flash
synch
speed
TTL
meter-
ing?
ISO
settings
Auto
expo-
sure?
AE
lock?
View-
finder
info
Flash
shoe
Sensa-
switch?
PC
plug?
Multi-
expo-
sure?
Cable
release
plug?
Stop
down
button?
Self
timer?
Mirror
lock-up?
Motor
drive
option?
Battery
used
for
Film
indicator 
Zenit DF-2 cloth,
horizontal
1-1,000
B
1/45 N N/A N/A N/A N/A Hot N/A N N Y N Y  N N N/A Tab
holder
Zenit DF-2ETM cloth,
horizontal
1-1,000
B
1/45 Y 12-3200 N N/A 3 LED's Hot N/A N N Y N Y  N N meter  Tab
holder
Zenit DF-300 cloth,
horizontal
4-1,000
B
1/60 Y 25-
3200
N N/A 3 LED's Hot N Y N Y N Y  N Y meter  Tab
holder
Zenit DF-300X cloth,
horizontal
4-1,000
B
1/60 Y 25-
3200
N N/A 3 LED's Hot N Y N Y N Y  N Y meter  Tab
holder
Zenit DF300NT cloth,
horizontal
4-1,000
B
1/60 Y 25-
3200
N N/A 3 LED's Hot N Y N Y N Y  N Y meter  Tab
holder


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