$75.00

Zarya
[zarya0088267]

The Zarya is one of the examples of an original Soviet design. Zaria, which means Dawn in Russian, is the only 39 mm screwmount FED without a rangefinder. The camera was manufactured by FED from 1959 to 1961. It is basically a FED-2 of the same vintage without a rangefinder and a self timer (the flash synch is still there). Its Galilee viewfinder is bright and clear and has a magnification of .75x.

It accepts any 39 mm lens made for a FED or a Zorki (of course, it will accept any Leica threadmount lens as well).

  • Shutter speeds are B, 1/30 - 1/500.
  • Lens - Industar-26m, 50/2.8, coated. The lens has is RF coupling ring, it is not used in a scale focusing Zarya, but will couple to a RF cam of any SM Leica or Leica copy.

The Zaria is very simple to use and to service. It has a bare minimum of controls on the uncluttered top plate, it is relatively light, has a solid feel and nice handling. This camera was made for the domestic market and is quite uncommon outside the borders of the former Soviet Union. McKeown's catalog has a picture of the Zaria (it is listed in the FED section).

The camera comes with a take-up spool and a leather case.

Zarya is a nice user and a desirable addition to your Russian collection. You can try any Leica lens on a Zarya and use its sharp Industar-26m with any screwmount Leica.

? 2001 fedka.com Text and photograph

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