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Ulrich W.
uwittehh

Germany
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Posted - Mar 11 2008 :  5:24:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I think this is really rare. A year ago I got a FT-2 from eBay which has engravings on the front. Princelle says that only the first 100 cameras had such engravings on the front. Is this information believeable?
Unfortunatly it doesn't work... when I cock it it always releases the shutter. I disassembled it and found out that the pin that holds the drum after cocking is worn out.

http://fotos.cconin.de/ussrphoto/ft201.jpg

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de

Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
735 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Mar 11 2008 :  5:34:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is another pic of it from the back. Serial is 5800212. So I think that more than 100 pieces would be made of it.

http://fotos.cconin.de/ussrphoto/ft202.jpg

Ulrich

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okynek
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Posted - Mar 14 2008 :  10:09:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice camera!!!
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
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Posted - Mar 15 2008 :  03:28:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ulrich,

your FT-2 is very valuable in all cases, while it's one of the last cameras from the first FT-2 batch. Just few months ago I have had an early FT-2 with serial number #5800239! (it's in Viktor Suglob collection recently ... ) So only 27 cameras between our two items indeed! My camera was identical to yours, but already with usual markings. Need to mention, what my other FT-2 #5800469 comes with already changed design of shutter handle ...

We were talking about FT-2 cameras with 7 digit serial number, but existing also another FT-2 batch with 8 digit serials ... I possess FT-2 with serial number # 58009145 ...
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
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Posted - Mar 15 2008 :  03:29:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
FT-2 #5800239

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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
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Posted - Mar 15 2008 :  6:08:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's very interesting that yours is only 27 numbers away from mine. So I will it keep in a dry and warm place and maybe I get it fixed somedays :-)

Ulrich

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