Sunday, 26 August 2007

From Russia

For some time I've hankered after a vintage Leica camera. But before I spend big on the real thing I wanted to try one out first. I'd heard the Russians had been making Leica copies since the 30's and were a good way to experience Leica style photgraphy before committing Leica money.

So I hit TradeMe and found me a 1965 FED2 for $85. The camera arrived in its original box with all the manuals and warranty cards (in Russian) and a nice leather carry case. The camera and lens were in beautiful condition and if nothing else, the FED looked the part.

I've only put one roll of film through and it's a fun camera to use. It's completely manual and even the photos it produces look vintage.