Collectable FED “NKVD”, Leica copy from 1940!
MADE IN USSR!
FED-1(D) rangefinder, the pre-war Leica copy – NKVD camera.
Serial number 134633 suggests the 1940 as year of manufacture of this beautiful camera*(according to wiki)
Engravings on camera top:
„ФЭД НКВД – CССР Харьковский комбинат им. ФЭДзержинского“
Condition – very good!
Functionality – full.
Professionally CLA’d in a country it was made and ready for film.
Very smooth camera, pleasure to hold in hands and operate.
Made to a stricter standards, it feels a whole lot better than later soviet Barnacks.
Lens: Industar-22 3.5/50
Shutter: 1/20s, 1/30s, 1/40s, 1/60s, 1/100s, 1/200s, 1/500s + Z.
ATTENTION: as with most Soviet cameras you need to remember to cock shutter BEFORE changing the shutter speed – FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RUIN YOUR CAMERA!
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