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 is type b/c (by Princelle), made in the late 1950’s. Shutter speeds: B, 1/25 – 1/500, lens: Industar-26m f=50 mm, f:2.8, coated
The FED-2 is in exc. condition, clean and attractive. The finish is clean and nice. The covering is clean and complete.
The RF/VF is clear and sharp. The lens is also clear with some light cleaning marks on the front element. The shutter is working smoothly.
This FED-2 comes complete with a take-up spool and a lenscap.
This FED-2 is a capable user and an desirable collectible camera. You can try any Leica lens on the FED-2, and use its sharp Industar-26m lens with any screwmount Leica.