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FED-2 Modelo D (1959-1968)

FED-2 Modelo D
Esta fotografia é do exemplar que possuo.

The FED-2 (ФЭД) is 35mm film rangefinder camera made by FED and produced between 1955-70 with the quantity of 1.632.600 units.

It is a new design that is quite different from the FED-1. It has a longer rangefinder base (67mm), a combined viewfinder and rangefinder window, adjustable diopter for the viewing window, a self-timer (later revisions), and a detachable back for film-loading.

Fed-2 was produced fairly long time and offered with many types and several different features, like the engravings, lenses, shutter speeds, self-timer etc.

There are 12 types and 17 sub-types of the camera

Fonte: Camerapedia

The FED-2 is a completely new design with many new features. It introduces a new body with solid stripes top and bottom and a removable back that locks onto the camera with 2 keys. This assembly is die cast and not machined and has shoulder strap lugs. The rangefinder assembly has also been completely redesigned. It is now a 67mm extra long base combined range finder and viewfinder. There is a pointed rangefinder cam with the rotation axis on the wind side. There is a diopter adjustment lever under the rewind knob. There is also a new shutter. 
Name: „ФЭД-2“
Producer: FED
Frame size: 24x36
Lens: Fed   3.5/50.
Shutter: 1/25s, 1/50s, 1/100s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B.

Quantity: ±1.632.600 units (all types).

Fonte: Sovietcams


To load the film, two locks in the base of the camera need to be turned. The entire back and bottom can then be removed as a single unit, allowing easy access to the film chamber. Standard 35mm film cassettes are used, with film being wound onto a removable take-up spool (the latter often becomes difficult to remove on older cameras). Winding the film cocks the shutter and forwards the frame-counter simultaneously. The FED 2 has a manual frame-counter located below the wind-on knob, which must be reset by hand when loading film.


Matching yellow rangefinder images in the viewfinder, distance scale and ring on the lens, w/ DOF scale


Rubberized silk double cloth curtain, horizontal focal plane, speeds: 1/30 - 1/500 +B, setting: dial on the top plate, turns when winding, lift and turn for setting
Shutter release: on the top plate, with a collar for re-wind release, w/ cable release socket
Cocking knob: also winds the film, on the right of the top plate
Frame counter: beneath the cocking knob, additive type, manual setting
After detaching the back, two screws on the underside of the camera allow you to adjust the spring tension and change the shutter speeds, which may have become slow over time. As with similar cameras, it's important to cock the shutter before operating the shutter speed dial. Failing to do so may harm the mechanism. When firing, this dial wil rotate. After recocking, the speed set will be indicated correctly again.


Industar-26m 50mm f/2.8 (ИНДУСТАР-26m), red engraving "П" means coated
Mount: M39 Screw mount, filter thread: 35mm
Lens release: simply un-screw
Aperture: f/2.8-f/22 setting: ring and dial on the lens
Focus range: 1-20m +inf.
The Fed takes 39mm screw lenses. The one shown above is a 5cm collapsible Fed lens. Lots of Feds come with Industar lenses. On the collapsible Fed lens, the aperture is set on the front and focusing is done with a lever near the body. The rangefinder is coupled to the lens. The field of view in the viewfinder is that of a 5cm lens. For other focal lengths, a separate turret viewfinder was placed on the accessory shoe.


Coupled rangefinder/viewfinder, green glass, very clear
Diopter correction lever: beneath the re-wind knob

Other features

Re-wind knob: turns when winding, on the left of the top plate
Re-wind release: a milled colar around the shutter release, П = re-wind, C = wind
Flash PC socket: on front of the top plate, X sync 1/30
Memory dial : on the winding knob
Self-timer: activates with a small knob above the lever, on front of the camera
Back cover: removable with the bottom plate, opens by two levers on the bottom plate
Film loading: special take-up spool, removable
Tripod socket: old type, 3/8
Strap lugs
Body: metal, Weight: 620g

Fonte: Camerapedia


FED-2 (D)  1959-1968  
Camera identical to Fed-2 (C), but with new, standardized speed sequence: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s, 1/500s + B. Although an earliest Fed-2 (D) cameras still came with low accessory shoe, it was raised on later cameras. Fed-2 (D) can be found with/without decorative rim around viewfinder. Single or double name writing. Some cameras have "Made in USSR" markings on the top plate. Body may be covered in various (black, green, red or blue) paints.

Serial Numbers Range: #989000-#6835000.

A minha é do modelo PE0470.

Camera identical to PE0465, but without decorative rim on the viewinder's window already. An earliest so far known camera is #1248.672 (source: UssrPhoto).

Serial numbers range: #1248.500-#2320.000

Quantity: appr. 71.500 units. Some serial numbers are mixed with PE0465.

O n.º de série da minha é o 2299844, o que a situa no final deste ciclo de produção (1967? 1968?)

Fonte: Sovietcams

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