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FED 100 mm viewfinder

Created by Jacques M. on 2/14/2008 9:02:19 AM
Last Edited by Lenny on 5/7/2016 4:47:47 AM  
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad

USA
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Posted - May 06 2016 :  10:25:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Found a few more pictures of this very rare viewfinder:

Collection of Elnur Mehdiyev


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/652016_FED_vf_1.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/652016_FED_vf_2.jpg

Alexander K.
AlexanderK
Germany
578 Posts
Posted - May 06 2016 :  2:02:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My viewfinder has no s/n:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/652016__MG_8019.JPG


Regards, Alexander
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - May 06 2016 :  2:09:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alexander, from what I understand actually most of them don't and those that do are rare.

Cheers,
Vlad
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Alfa2
Poland
349 Posts
Posted - May 06 2016 :  2:19:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Yes, I have seen many of them. All I could see had no any number.

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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - May 06 2016 :  2:32:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "regular" viewers were delivered normally, without s/n, with the 6,3/100mm lens.
Those which are numbered are "extra" viewers, counted as accessories in Fed listings, all the accessories being from 1 to 15xxx, as I think.
But the real story of Fed accessories must always be established...

Jacques.

Edited by - Jacques M. on May 06 2016 2:34:07 PM
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Alfa2
Poland
349 Posts
Posted - May 09 2016 :  02:02:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Jacques, what are "Fed listings" ?

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Jacques M.
France
2456 Posts
Posted - May 09 2016 :  05:12:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I should have said "I had in my Fed listings...". These listings are lost now, but I had put a great part of them in the wiki.

If I sum up: it seems that the prewar accessories were numbered from the s/n 1 to 16xxx (now), with one exception (certainly misengraving). I insist on the "it seems"!
Probably by successive batches. But how many accessories in a batch? Were the batches always made of the same accessory? Were there "blanks" between batches? The macro 3,5/50mm lens was certainly considered as an accessory, by its numbering. Finally, how many lightmeters, 100mm viewfinder, selftimers, angled finder, etc ?

We know too that the extra Fed lenses had a separate numberings (from 20xxx to 46xxx). So, no possible confusion.

It would be interesting to take again that work...

Amitiés. Jacques.
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Alfa2
Poland
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Posted - May 09 2016 :  10:26:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thank you Jacques. This is very interesting what you wrote.
And this is big loss the listings not exist any more.

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