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FED 1 - Camera

FED 1 - Camera

Manual focus M39 screw-mount rangefinder made in the Soviet Union. First released in 1934 and sold until 1996. This was the original model of the popular Soviet rangefinder line. The first model was a fairly direct copy of the Leica II, although over time the FED factory made iterative improvements to the design.

  • Shutter: Horizontal focal plane, 1/25s - 1/500s + B
  • Size: 134 x 69 x 34mm
  • Weight: 425g
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LTM / M39

M39 is a screw-type mount system originally designed by Oskar Barnack for Leica cameras in the 1930s. These Leica Thread Mount (LTM) camera bodies attach lenses using a 39mm threaded screw mount.

This mount was the prominent rangefinder mount for Leica until 1953 when the M3 debuted. The M Mount bayonet spelled the end for Leica’s thread mount cameras, although other manufacturers, like Canon, Leotax, and Zorki, continued to use the M39 mount for their cameras.

There are some early Soviet SLRs that also use a 39mm thread mount called M39. Lenses for this system are incompatible with M39 rangefinder lenses, and vice versa, due to differences in flange distance.

M39 rangefinder lenses can be easily adapted to mirrorless camera systems.

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FED 1 - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
02 Jun 2024 T70421 € 50,00 FED 1 - Camera Image
07 Jun 2023 T44662 € 50,00 FED 1 - Camera Image