Fed 2

Russian Leica Copy Camera

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FED2 Type D
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The name of FED comes form the initial of Felix Edomundovich Dzerzhinsky(from:Mckeown's Camera Price Guide). It was launched in 1935. The design looking of early model Fed 1 was very similar to the Leica II. The lens FED(its Russian letter) 50mmF3.5 was a dead copy of Elmar.

The left photo was called Fed2 TypeD, lanuched in 1958. The standard lens is Industar-M26 5cm F2.8, compatible to Leica Screwmout. Minimum aperture is F22 and closed focus is 1 meter.The shutter is clothed focal plane make B,1/30 - 1/500 speeds with X synchro terminal. The removable back causes that film setting is much easier than original Leica's. It has much wider di-opt setting than the Leica.

The film re-winding way is just different from the other cameras, there is no R-lever. To do this, pushing and rotating the shutter button ring clockwise makes the film sprocket free.

FED2-TypeD Specifications
MakerDzerzhinsky Commune,Kharkov,Ukraine
Film135/ 36 Exposures
Range Finder>Double images
View FinderOne eye/Galilei
LensIndustar-M26 5cm F2.8, compatible Leica Screw mount
ShutterFocal Plale B,1/30 - 1/500sec
X term, self timer
Closed focus/td>1 meter
Film WindingKnob
Size141x80x72mm / 610g
OthersWide range Di-optly

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A Sample phot by Fed2 Industar-M26 5cm F2.8
f2.8 1/30sec AGFA APX25
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