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Vlad Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 3:47:34 PM
Hi All,

I've received my FED 2 Preseries today #000200... but..it's GREEN!! Did anyone know they made these colored?? It's exactly same color as my regular GREEN FED 2B, so it definitely looks like factory paint..

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Vlad Posted - Jun 10 2008 : 5:08:09 PM
Alain, is it any different from the rest of them? Sometimes the very early ones have something different.

mermoz37 Posted - Dec 08 2007 : 1:17:30 PM
just for info..i get the "james bond"'s camera fed, pré serie: # 000007 !
Kievuser Posted - Dec 08 2007 : 12:08:22 AM
Thanks Vlad. So these are also valuable preseries cameras. I have two.:-)

Originally posted by Vlad

These are commonly referred to as either "second preseries" or "Preseries-Crossover".. these are not actually "A" cameras.


Vlad Posted - Dec 08 2007 : 12:04:50 AM
These are commonly referred to as either "second preseries" or "Preseries-Crossover".. these are not actually "A" cameras.

Kievuser Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 11:56:35 PM
Hello everyone,

I have been wondering what should be the real type A model.There are quite a number of cameras with the same release lever as the pre-series. Everything is the same as a preseries except a round rangefinder window. I think at least about 15,000 cameras were made with s/n from 000xxx to 023335(my example). What is your opinions?


Vlad Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 9:55:56 PM
Thanks Bill!

I may consider doing that time permitting... lovingly restore it . I just did it to Vesna 2, I got it painted green, and I repainted it back to black .

nightphoto Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 9:20:58 PM
Congratulations on your early and rare FED-2 pre-series Vlad. Nice number too ... exactly 200 !

You can probably take the green paint off easily enough if you ever wanted to. Acetone mixed with other chemical (mineral spirits, turpentine, or alcohol, etc.) will make a good paint remover. You just have to test small areas of the surface to see what will work. Once you find a good combination, just work slowly and carefully on small areas. Of course you will discover the areas that have wear and show metal as the paint is removed, but then you can touch those up with black, or just leave the wear showing which is what I prefer to do. ... Or, you can just leave it green, as it is.

Either way it is a beautiful camera.

Regards, Bill

Vlad Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 8:19:59 PM
Oh I'm not disapointed at all, especially for the price I paid for it. Serial #000200!!! I wouldn't care if it was orange!

okynek Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 7:06:13 PM
In any case this is a great camera. Just imagine you are holding camera made in first production run!!! Many people put they sweat and blood to make it happens. It probably was a lot of cheers and greetings and celebrations when this cameras was revealed. Stalin and hardship seem to be gone. Khrushchev promised bright future. People still believe in Communism. And first not Leika copy of Leika was produced !!! Just catch the time!!!
Vlad Posted - Dec 07 2007 : 4:25:45 PM
All right, nevermind, I guess the auction description did say the camera was repainted... I just wasn't paying attention... but that's ok!

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