(5B in Cyrillic) is the last FED
model and the last LTM camera made in the USSR. It was still in production by
the FED plant in Kharkov just a few years ago (unfortunatelt FED stopped camera
productions now). The camera was based on the FED-4 design and has all its features
- a removable back cover, a dioptric adjustment of the VF, a self-timer, and a hot
shoe. All FED-5V cameras are equipped with the lever advance
The FED-5V is compatible with the 39 mm Leica TM lenses, so it is classified
as a Leica mount camera.
The body and the back cover are cast, the camera is rigid and stable.
- Shutter speeds: B, 1 - 1/500
- Lens: Industar-61L/D, 55/2.8, coated, black finish, aperture with stop-clicks
(this is one of the sharpest Soviet-made lenses)
This FED-5V was made in the 1990's. FED is not using usual Soviet convention
in the serial numbers (when the first two digits designate the production year),
so it is hard to specify the age of this camera accurately.
for normal shutter operation, FED recommends changing shutter
the film is wound and the shutter cocked.
This FED-5V comes with a lenscap.
The FED-5V is a classic rangefinder camera - it has all the features you need,
and you can use any Leica Thread Mount Lens with it.