FED-5 camera The line of FED cameras began with the pre-war model, which was simply called “FED” without a digital index. Then came the models FED-S, -2, -3, -4 and, finally, -5 in several versions. After the fifth model, the classic mechanical ruler was interrupted. Further, the Kharkovites released several interesting automatic rangefinder cameras. But that was already at the very end of the Soviet photographic industry. Fifth FEDs were already 3 types. FED-5, -5V and -5C. As a child, I was the proud owner of -5B. And all the time I thought that the letter “B” means something good. In fact, the B model is the simplest of the three. Specifically, it differed from just the 5th in the absence of this very exposure meter. The -5 and -5C models had a light meter. And they differed in that at -5C there was no diopter correction, but the viewfinder was more perfect. With luminous frames and in general, it made the picture bigger and a little lighter. For me, as a bespectacled person, of course, both are important. But a flagship that would offer all the goodies at once was not invented. Now we will consider FED-5. FED-5 was produced by the Kharkov industrial machine-building association “FED” from 1977 to 1990. The case is classic for rangefinders of that time. Made of light metal and covered with black textured leatherette. The camera is very large and weighty. My copy without a lens weighs 630 grams. Standard lens Industar-61 L / D 2.8 / 55. Optics mounting type – M39 × 1 thread. Focal length 28.8 mm. The shutter platoon is triggered. Shutter – curtain, cloth. Beats shutter speeds 1s, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, V. A very large assortment of excerpts. For me, this is beyond expediency. I remember switching to Zenit-12sd with its more than modest number of exposures, I did not experience any discomfort. However, shutter speed range is an important part of a camera’s functionality. Not all rangefinder cameras of that time could boast of such an assortment. Therefore, the decision of the Kharkovites deserves only encouragement. The camera is equipped with a self-timer and synchro-contact. Moreover, there is a sync contact both wired and in the “hot” shoe. My name is Ksenia. The city of Kiev. My Brother Ruslan And Husband Roma Helps Me We Have A Small Family Business. Thank you for your fun and I will be dear to you if you visit my store by the link below. Have a good day. We Do Gift Wrapping For The Parcel In The Parcel We Can Include Happy Birthday Greetings Or Any Other Holiday If You Need It. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “okskarb0″ and is located in this country: UA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Black
- Model: 5B
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
- Brand: FED