Range Finders

FED, or FED I, or FEDca

 

A straight copy of the original Lieca II, these cameras are now readily available on line from the Ukraine, where they were made. My version is a late model.

Feeling lke the Lieca the illusion is shattered as soon as you release the shutter, instead of a smooth snick there's a very obvious clunk.The images produced are fine though, I struggled with my first attempt so resorted to my trusty Ziess light meter and got the samples on the slide show.

Like most of this type of soviet camera it came with the collapsing lens which, like the one from my Fed 2, gives nice results.

Still, everything works the same and these soviet built bodies, along with the Zorki versions were the basis for the Zenith SLR cameras...