LEICA COPY RUSSIAN FED-5 WITH LENS INDUSTAR-61! ------------ The serial production of the Soviet FED camera started in 1934 at a plant in a children labor commune in the city of Kharkov. The FED camera was named after F.E.Dzerzhinskiy, a famous Russian NKVD-KGB founder. Before the Second World War, approximately 160,650 FED cameras were produced, replicating the German Leica II. During the war the plant ceased operations and did not start up again until 1948. Then in 1955, the plant began producing the FED-2, an improved model of the FED camera.
The FED 5 (often marked in cyrillic, with several variations of font, ФЭД 5 is a 35mm rangefinder camera produced by the FED factory in the Ukraine (city Kharkov) from 1977 until 1990. It features an uncoupled selenium light meter with a single range of sensitivity. It came equipped with the Industar-61 52mm f/2.8 standard lens incorporating the rare-earth element lanthanum and a focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1s to 1/500s + B, flash sync up to 1/30s and a self-timer.
Caution: The shutter must be wound first, only then can you set the correct speed. On Jean Loup Princelle "The Autentic Guide to Russian and Soviet Cameras" has number F-225. -----------------. Everything works properly. Glass on lenses is clean, no fungus.
Comes with, lens cap with Star, ------------------ Body of the camera has Vladimir Lenin Bas-relief and Inscription in Russian: "ALWAYS READY"(to burn to a fire of world revolution)" SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Lenin SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Emblem_of_the_Soviet_Union ------------------ Technical information: Camera Type: RF (rangefinder) Film: 35mm Image Size: 24x36mm Lens: removable "Industar-61" (Tesssar copy) lens stop (diaphragm) 2.8 - 16 shutter speed: B(by hand), 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 focusing 1 m to infinite full stainless steel body adjustable viewfinder flash synchronization Bayonet: M39 Leica screwmount