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The very first "FED". USSR (1935) +"FED-2" (1959)

Lot reference 19194479

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"FED"-Ideal condition!! Completely working !! "FED-2"-the shutter is workable, but at shutter speeds "B" - "50" the blinds do not reach the end of the light opening, the threads on the box have torn.

Type: Camera
Camera Type: Rangefinder Camera
Camera Brand: FED
Lenses Brand: FED
Lens Mount Type (Photographica): Screw M39
Condition: Mint


"FED" was a copy of the German camera "Leica II". It was issued by the Kharkiv Felix Dzerzhinsky Labor Committee, created from former homeless children by the famous teacher Anton Makarenko.
The range finder and the viewfinder (such as "Albada") had different sighting windows; The viewfinder had an increase of 0.44 ×, the rangefinder had a base of 38 mm and an increase of 1.0 ×.
To charge the camera with film, the bottom cover was removed, both standard cassettes and two-cylinder ones with a wide opening opened were used.
Synccontact and the self-timer was not.
It was completed with a 3.5 / 50 "FED" lens (in the post-war years "Industar-10" 3.5 / 50) in a folding frame (the so-called "tube lens") with the following diaphragm values: 3.5, 4.5, 6 , 3, 9, 12,5, 18 (the first experimental batch of lenses was produced at VOOMPe, and calculated in GOI). Mounting of lenses threaded - M39 × 1.
The working section is non-standardized, approximately 28.8 mm, so interchangeable lenses required individual alignment.

Manufacturer Association "FED".
Year of manufacture 1955 - 1970.
Type Rangefinder camera.
Photographic material Film type 135.
The frame size is 24 × 36 mm.
Shutter type Curtain-slit, with exposures from 1/25 to 1/500 s, "B".
Lens "Industar-10" 3.5 / 50
Industar-26M 2,8 / 50
Industar-61 2.8 / 52
Lens mount M39 × 1 / 28,8.
Focusing Manual, rangefinder with a base of 67 mm.
AE Metering Set the shutter speed and aperture manually.
Flash Sync contact "X", sync speed 1/25 sec (only from the second release).
Viewfinder Optical parallax, combined with a range finder.
Dimensions 175 × 90 × 95 mm.

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    Het duurde even voordat de camera er was, maar vanuit de Oekraïne was dat niet zo gek. Hij was netjes verpakt,niks mis mee.
    De camera zelf blijkt wel een projectje te zijn helaas...
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    rebel530 July 19, 2018

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    Nice object. Quick delivery.
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    Pibra July 18, 2018

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    Goed verpakt en binnen redelijke tijd.
    Kwam overeen met de beschrijving
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    Hasku July 17, 2018

  • I did not receive the order

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    nelito71 July 17, 2018

  • KIEV 6C, in "excelent condition, completely working".
    PROS: Super fast shipping from Ukraine to EU.
    CONS: Camera is in hardly functional condition. Can´t make a deal with seller. Solved with CATAWIKI.

    user-670cd2b July 17, 2018

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