I had purchased two other cameras in quick succession from Yuri this past summer (2009), and I was very happy with them. But the FED 1g holds a special place in my collection. It came with the collapsible Elmar- copy lens, take-up spool and a neat leather case. (The straps were rotted through on one side, but I cut them off and I now have a pocket(able) rangefinder camera!)
Since I seem to take forever to work my way through a roll of film, I just now got back my first roll of color film through the camera. I was very pleased with the pictures; there were a few overexposed shots but that was my fault, not the camera's. This camera is my go-to, carry-everywhere-with camera and I'm looking forward to putting B/W film through it.
It has a nice solid feel to it, bottom loading is a lot easier than it looks, and the lens is a wonderful little gem: clean, coated, and it works very well indeed. I would definitely buy another FED 1g.
BTW: Yuri's customer service is second to none. I've yet to find anyone who gets back to you as fast as he does. I've taken delivery on all of my purchases from him in less than a week.
If you're looking for something completely different, I'd get one of these.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]