I finally gave in to temptation and bought a Fed-2 from the Ukraine. I was a bit dubious as I have had a bad experience from a chap in Russia (yes, I know, different countries now) and I wasn't sure what effect the current conflict would have. Was delivered in 6 days from me paying (I've had slower from British sellers) in the condition described apart from the rangefinder not being correctly adjusted but I tend to use hyperfocal focusing so I don't really care. Test film about half-way finished.
Last Edit: Mar 7, 2015 12:59:54 GMT -5 by Peltigera
Had an embarrassing session with this camera. Finished the test film and was busy rewinding when I noticed the lens cap. All those brilliant photos of trawlers in Scarborough harbour - nothing. At least I am sure they would have been brilliant if the lens cap had been in my pocket where it should have been. I shall never know now.
Whoops,..... we have all done the same with caps, and have been told off by digital cameras for leaving one on!! The older collapsible Leica and Russian lenses were better on the lens cap issue, you have to have the cap off to adjust the aperture, so it gets noticed before tha damage is done. Stephen.