The FED essay

Guitar Village

A
Guitar Village

  • 1
  • 0
  • 7
Beach Barista

A
Beach Barista

  • 2
  • 2
  • 212
In the Old Town

A
In the Old Town

  • 3
  • 2
  • 228
The Longest Day

H
The Longest Day

  • 0
  • 0
  • 173
Bad Copy

H
Bad Copy

  • 0
  • 0
  • 169

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,875
Messages
2,442,148
Members
94,338
Latest member
zhussein
Recent bookmarks
0

Denis P.

Member
Joined
May 20, 2004
Messages
470
Location
Croatia
Shooter
Multi Format
I've prepared a whole essay on the adventure of buying, testing, dismantling, repairing and putting back together a FED 2 I bought about a week ago.

The essay is here: FED 2 Adventures

Hope you like it - lots of photos, some flea market shots, and a FED which kicked the bucket ;-)

Anyway, there's about 1MB of photos, but I hope it's worth it.

Regards,

Denis
 

rjs003

Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2004
Messages
269
Location
Port Richey, Fl.
Shooter
Large Format
Denis,
Thanks for a very interesting article. Always enjoy reading about people and places, other then what I'm used to in my daily life.
 

noblebeast

Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2003
Messages
559
Location
Southern Cal
Shooter
Medium Format
Yeah, thanks!

But now I find myself with an unquenchable desire to visit a Croatian Flea Market. I wonder how much flights are...Do you have a spare bedroom? Couch? ;-)

Joe
 
OP
OP
Denis P.

Denis P.

Member
Joined
May 20, 2004
Messages
470
Location
Croatia
Shooter
Multi Format
noblebeast said:
Yeah, thanks!

But now I find myself with an unquenchable desire to visit a Croatian Flea Market. I wonder how much flights are...Do you have a spare bedroom? Couch? ;-)

Joe

I don't think you could buy enough FEDs or Zorkis to cover the travel expenses :smile:)

However, anyone visiting these parts is always welcome - and yes, there's plenty of room for visitor(s). And I also have a darkroom - rather small, but still a darkroom.
And plenty of analog gear to exercise - I could really use some help, I can't rotate between all the camers fast enough to give them all a monthly "click-click" :smile:)
Or a "kerr-chunkkk" for some of them ;-)

No, there are really not so many (only about 15) - it's more due to lack of spare time to exercise them all.
 
OP
OP
Denis P.

Denis P.

Member
Joined
May 20, 2004
Messages
470
Location
Croatia
Shooter
Multi Format
Denis P. said:
The essay is here: FED 2 Adventures

Denis

Just as a sidenote: people on Photo.net complained about slow access to the page, so I mirrored it on another server (in the USA), so the other one here should be faster. Some other stuff there, too. Just follow the link to "FED 2: an essay".

Denis
 

clogz

Subscriber
Joined
Dec 28, 2002
Messages
2,380
Location
Rotterdam, T
Shooter
Multi Format
Very enjoyable essay. Got any more?
 
OP
OP
Denis P.

Denis P.

Member
Joined
May 20, 2004
Messages
470
Location
Croatia
Shooter
Multi Format
The essay

clogz said:
Very enjoyable essay. Got any more?

No, not really. It's my first try at photo journalism (of a kind).
Just wanted to give back something to the (RF/tinkerer) community, hoping it would be an enjoyable read.
However, with more feedback like yours, there may soon be more :smile:))

Also, the new scanner I got recently helps. ;-)

I just need to get familiar with Photoshop and/or Gimp.

Thanks,

Denis
 

JHannon

Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2002
Messages
969
Location
Boston, MA
Shooter
Multi Format
I enjoyed the essay very much. I tinker with rangefinders too (with varying degrees of success). I see you also use double sided tape to hold and identify the parts as they are removed. Taking photos as you go helps too.

I have cable modem and it did take a while to load all the photos, but it was well worth the wait!

Thanks again for an interesting story.

Regards,
John
 

Tom Hoskinson

Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Messages
3,874
Location
Southern Cal
Shooter
Multi Format
Denis P. said:
I've prepared a whole essay on the adventure of buying, testing, dismantling, repairing and putting back together a FED 2 I bought about a week ago.

The essay is here: FED 2 Adventures

Hope you like it - lots of photos, some flea market shots, and a FED which kicked the bucket ;-)

Anyway, there's about 1MB of photos, but I hope it's worth it.

Regards,

Denis

Thanks very much Dennis, I enjoyed it very much! Well Done!!

I have a collection of FEDs and I also repair/tinker with them.

The FED 2s are one of my favorites because of their long base rangefinder. There were several models of the FED2 and I believe that I have all (or most) of them. There was a lot of model number crossover (and not just with the FEDs). For example, I have a FED 2 that looks identical to a short base rangefinder FED 3. Configuration control (and quality control) did not seem to be very important to the FSU camera industry's commissars.
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford ADOX Freestyle Photographic Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom