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I am an Soviet and Russian camera collector residing in State of Illinois, USA. I have only somewhat recently started collecting (since May 2007) these fine examples of Soviet and Russian mechanical engineering and design that until late 80s have been closed off to the rest of the world. Now that these cameras have come to light, I want to share them with all of you. Recently I have decided to start cataloging Soviet and Russian cameras online, thus the project was born, which is a Wiki catalog of Russian and Soviet cameras.
Vlad's Soviet/Russian Photographic Equipment Collection

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Vlad's Description
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Wiki Catalog Entry
This camera was a cosmetic redesign of the FED-4. Although there was very little change to the overall camera it looks much better than its' predecessor. The meter is very well integrated into the top deck with the rewind knob now in the center of the meter dial. The camera also has a hot shoe as well as a flash jack. The few variations existing, the export model and the 1980 Moscow Games.

Produced: 1977-1990

Development of the Fed-4 (b), but with specifications of the Fed-5B. Retractable rewind knob. Lens I-61L/D 2.8/55.

Black letters on the white face plate or vice versa.

Original price (in year 1986) 77 roubles. (

What interesting is that the I61 L/D lens use radioactive Lanthane glass coating, spurring quite a scare in western community with "Radioactive FEDs". But when measured with a radiation meter, the actual radiation given off by these lens is less than the background radiation. (Vladislav Kern)
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