Zorki Camera

Which camera(s) should I purchase?

If you are a novice photographer who simply wants to take beautiful vintage photos with the press of a button, you may want to choose Point-and-shoot cameras, brownie/box cameras, or instant (Polaroid) cameras. If you really want to take professional vintage photographs, you would want to purchase a SLR or Rangefinder.

Do the cameras, cassettes, records, and vintage tech work?

Each and every camera's manual and electronic functionalities are fully tested. At times, a camera's internal light meter might not be properly functioning due to its age, but this will not affect the camera's ability to take fantastic photographs. All music and vintage tech are tested beforehand and any imperfections will be noted.

Where can I check out photos taken with the camera?

We often post photos taken with our cameras on our Instagram page. You can follow us on Instagram and Twitter @forwardcameras to check out some fantastic photos.

Will I get a clean camera and vintage tech item?

We strive to provide our customers with nothing but the best and cleanest possible products. Whenever we add a new product to our collection, we spend hours cleaning up its lens, body, and every crevice. It needs to be noted that since all of our items are vintage they will have imperfections which will be noted in the descriptions.

When will my item(s) be shipped?

We usually ship the item(s) within 3 business days, using USPS Priority Mail or Media Mail (music). Once shipped, we will send you a tracking number. It usually (except for unforseen circumstances) takes 2-3 business days or 3-10 business days (Media Mail) for the item(s) to arrive.

How much does shipping cost?

We charge a fixed shipping cost of $17 for camera purchases of $15 or more, and a fixed shipping cost of $9 for certain smaller purchases. Music will be shipped at reduce prices $4+ with USPS Media Mail. Cameras and other items will be shipped USPS Priority Mail (2-3 Business Days Shipping) and music will be shipped using Media Mail (2-10 Days Shipping). Once the purchase is shipped you will recieve a tracking number for your shipment sent to your email.

Can I request an expedited shipping?

Yes. If you would like us to ship the camera using overnight shipping, please contact us via email (forwardcameras@gmail.com) as soon as possible, as an expedited shipping will cost more.

Can I have my item(s) delivered outside the U.S.?

Unfortunately, right now, we only sell to customers within the U.S. excluding its territories.

How do I pay for the item(s)?

Once you select an item, you will be directed to the payment page. We accept PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. If you have trouble submitting your payment, please feel free to contact us.

Where can I learn to use the camera or vintage tech item?

We often post new camera and vintage tech tutorials on our Forward Cameras YouTube Channel, which will teach you how to use your purchase. Please subscribe. If your item's tutorial is not on our YouTube channel, please feel free to contact us for additional assistance.

Does my item require batteries?

For Polaroid cameras, the batteries are inside every film pack. For most point-and-shoot cameras, you will need AA batteries. For SLR and Rangefinder cameras, you will usually need Energizer 357 batteries or a Duracell 625a battery. Batteries can be found on Amazon.

Can I still purchase film?

Yes. 35mm, 120, 127, and Polaroid film are readily available online on Amazon, B&H, Walmart, Target, as well as many other online retailers.

Where can I get the film developed?

35mm, 120 medium format, and 127 films can be developed through an online darkroom service, such as thedarkroom.com. Local pharmacies also tend to develop color 35mm films. You can also home develop (see our youtube tutorial).

Can I return my purchase?

Yes, we gladly accept returns! If you would like to return your purchase, please contact us within 3 days of delivery. You will need to ship the item(s) back within 7 days of delivery. Also, buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item(s) are not returned in their original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Can I get a refund?

Yes. After we receive the item(s) that you return to us, we will issue you a full or a partial refund. The amount of refund will be based on the condition of the item(s) and on a case-by-case basis.

Can I exchange for another item(s)?

Unfortunately, we do not accept exchanges, but please contact us if you have any problems with your order.