I can't for the life of me imagine why anyone would want to bring a Zenit outdoors let alone NYC. Yes we all started out with one but soon upgraded to Practica, okay that was me. Rather than worry about what lenses to buy for it. Why not just buy a reasonable compact or even a bridge camera. At least you know you're going to capture something. When film processing has been taken into account plus cost of film. It's not going to be far away from the cost of a reasonably price digicam. Still it is the choice of the OP. I just can't imagine it. Certainly would not contemplate it. I've just had a go with my very dirty Ze. Not sure if the light meter works or at least can't for the life of me remember how it does. One things for sure only a mother could love it. Only a weight lifter could lift it.