Leica and Zorki
Here we see a Zorki 1 of about 1953 next to the Leica II. It has improved on the FED 1 by having a modern aperture range marked on the lens and the lens is also coated. Look at the shutter buttons on both and wonder how anyone could buy a fake Leica made from this Zorki but hundreds have...
By the way, the shutter surround on the Leica unscrews for a cable release to be fitted. The surround is often lost and a genuine replacement can be expensive. This is another feature of the Zorki I like as I can use my normal cable release with it.
BTW (2), about the time the Zorki changed the shutter button surround the FED did as well. Both FED and Zorki are very similar in many ways.
The lens on this is an "Industar-22" and is coated. You might not see it in the picture but there's a red Cyrillic letter "P" (П) on the lens front to identify this fact. The aperture ring is also different and will be seen as superior by many people (that means not by people obsessed by Leicas).
Again I'll add that these are both pleasant cameras to use but their age means a complete check and overhaul is usually needed. For the Zorki that can be as cheap as £35 or so including two new shutter blinds. I was quoted £75 each for the blinds on a Leica once, plus fitting of course...
After this Zorki had been serviced I used it to take some of the photo's in the gallery called "Moving the City of Truro". I had to guess the exposure using the funny 16 rule.