The FED-2 is the first and very successful
attempt by Soviet camera makers to improve upon the original Leica design, which
was copied in the FED 1 for two decades. The camera has the following new features
- a removable back cover, a new, wide base, rangefinder coupled with a viewfinder,
a dioptric adjustment of the VF and strap lugs. As any Soviet Leica copy this
FED-2 is compatible with the 39 mm Leica TM lenses.
The body and the back cover were
cast, which made the camera more rigid than the original FED. The shutter and
the film transport mechanism were also redesigned and work very smoothly. There
were many modifications made to the FED-2 during its production from the mid
1950's to 1970.
This FED-2 body is type b (by Princelle),
made in the 1960's. Shutter speeds: B, 1/25 - 1/500,
The FED-2 is in exc- condition, clean
and attractive. The finish is clean, the covering is complete. The RF/VF is
clear and sharp.
This FED-2 comes complete with a
This FED-2 is a capable user and
a desirable collectible camera. You can use any Leica screwmount lens on this