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Hellz55
United Kingdom
6 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  01:56:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there. My friend has a Fed 2 camera with an original case. However, the case is falling apart and I would like to buy him a new one. Do any online stores sell new leather cases for fed 2 cameras? So far my only option seems to be buying a whole new camera + case!
Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  03:50:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it's hard to find a NEW camera after more than 50 years. The thing for me is to keep these old cameras original. How about trying to clean and sew the case? If you buy a brand new and not original case it's just not the same, maybe you can find one of those on ebay without the camera logo in front.
Here is a new one for a Fed-1 for $45 on ebay 161682037995.
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Jacques M.
France
2392 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  05:29:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get rid of most of my bags, because I have not enough place.
So, no lesson please. Everybody does what he wants and what he can.

Just let me some hours, Hellz.
I had some, and I have to check.

Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on Jun 08 2015 05:36:45 AM
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Martti Muda
fotomuda
Estonia
139 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  06:06:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit fotomuda's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can give one away!
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Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  06:46:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The storage can be a real problem. I keep most leather cases in big plastic bags, sorted by models and keeping a note inside every case with the camera-serial to keep the combination. I have only some cases hanging on the wall which I have cleaned and like very much, otherwise they are too dirty. These old leather cases from 1950 and earlier are very special and really well made, not like cases from 1958 and later. I also have a case without logo which came with a Zorki-1, so not an original case but in even better quality than the original ones and it seems to be very old too.
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Jacques M.
France
2392 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  07:05:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Lenny, you should open a special thread about the storage of cases, it would be useful for everybody and more convenient for Hellz.

To Hellz and Martti: impossible to put the hand on a Fed bag. So, I let you manage with that.

Jacques.
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Hellz55
United Kingdom
6 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  12:17:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Will a Fed 1 case fit a Fed 2 camera? He plans to keep the old case, but he's going travelling soon and would rather take something sturdy to guard the camera!
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Jacques M.
France
2392 Posts
Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  12:56:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

No, a Fed 1 case doesn't fit a Fed 2 camera.
The dimensions are not the same.

Jacques.
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Hellz55
United Kingdom
6 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  03:30:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Will the cases for any other cameras fit the Fed 1? e.g. any of the Zorki/Leica cases?
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Jacques M.
France
2392 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  04:01:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Zorki 1 cases and early Leica's (let us say prewar ones)fit a Fed 1.
But I don't understand exactly: you friend wants a case for a Fed 1 or a Fed 2?

Edited by - Jacques M. on Jun 09 2015 04:01:47 AM
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Hellz55
United Kingdom
6 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  06:50:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He needs a case to fit a Fed 2. But there aren't many new Fed 2 cases available - just trying to find alternatives!
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Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  06:55:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most important is that the case can be screwed on the base plate of the camera. If there is no screw the camera can fall out depending on the weight of the lens. The screws for Fed-1, Zorki-1/C/2/2C are not in the center, so their cases won't match.
There are different Fed-2, i.e. with and without selftimer, which needs a matching case.
Mostly Fed-2 have Imdustar-26M or Industar-61 rigid lenses. Cases without a big lens-cup won't match either.
But collecting and shooting are different animals. For shooting I would use a recent nonleather case which can be find everywhere and can be carried at the belt.
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Hellz55
United Kingdom
6 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  07:00:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Lenny - do you have any ebay links to what you mean by the shooting case (recent nonleather)?
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Lenny
496 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  07:11:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would go to a local camera shop with the Fed-2 and check bags to fit the camera. There are nice ones which are not too big. For example this on ebay 331572704133.
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Hellz55
United Kingdom
6 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  07:38:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And Martii - if you have any Fed 2 leather cases in good condition, I would be happy to steal one off you!!
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Jacques M.
France
2392 Posts
Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  07:42:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

If not, you have seven fitting bags there:

http://www.ebay.fr/sch/i.html?_odkw=fed+2+bag&LH_PrefLoc=2&_geositeid=71&_src=allCat&_osacat=625&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xfed+2+case.TRS0&_nkw=fed+2+case&_sacat=625
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Will
United Kingdom
47 Posts
Posted - Jun 12 2015 :  06:13:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's one:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KMZ-FED-2-Soviet-Russian-CCCP-USSR-Brown-Leather-Rangefinder-Camera-Case-Strap-/181771149408?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a5267a060
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Martti Muda
fotomuda
Estonia
139 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Jun 12 2015 :  12:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit fotomuda's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yes, I have. i will find it and take a picture.
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