FED 5

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Fed 5B
TypeRangefinder
Manufactured1977 - 1996
BatteryNone (Selenium Light Meter)
Fully MechanicalYes
ShutterBulb + 1s-1/500
ISO25-400
Fully ManualYes.
Aperture PriorityNo
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesThe FED 5 was an update to the Fed 4. Over its production run of 19 years there were 7 types and 10 subtypes. This camera, the 5B was pretty much the same as the 5 but did not have the selenium light meter. The camera came standard with an Industar 61 lens but will take any full frame 39mm thread lens. In this photo I have a MIR 1 Grand Prix lens mounted on the camera which is what it came with. This lens does not work correctly however as it can not make contact with the rangefinder sensor. When you buy these old FED cameras the rangefinder is often off but at least on the FED 5 is an easy adjustment to bring things back into alignment. Though “built cheap” they are remarkably resilient cameras, it’s not hard to find a fully working model today for less than $50.00