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    first shots from FED2

    I am pleasantly suprised by the sharp contrasty photos this camera takes! I has the !26 lens on it. I used Kodak PX125 and developed it in D76.

    What do you think?
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    The tonal quality is certainly quite impressive.
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    Very nice! The Industar-26 is a Tessar clone, which sounds unremarkable, but every so often one turns up that just Has It with regard to tonality---it looks like you got a winner here!

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    These is my first two FSU rangefinders. Are they inconsistent one to another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    These is my first two FSU rangefinders. Are they inconsistent one to another?
    To what are you referring? Soviet quality control was definitely lacking, so there's a lot of sample-to-sample variability in overall quality. This is of course exacerbated by the age of a FED 2.

    You'll see reports from time to time of a need to calibrate each lens/camera pair for accurate focus on FSU Leica clones; however, AFAIK this only applies to the earliest samples (early FED 1s). There was much better standardization by the time the FED 2 came out. Compatibility with non-Soviet lenses is another matter -- such pairings usually work OK, but sometimes you'll run into problems.

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    The Fed 2 is a nice camera. There are tons of varieties; you could have a dozen and no two could be the same, if you get the right dozen. The factory was constantly tweaking them. Mine is a 2b.

    I sure like mine.
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    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

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