View Full Version : Got my FED 2!!

02-08-2005, 21:36
Sometimes I have a really good day! Today(Tues) is one. The FED 2 I bought from GeneW came today and all I can say is WOW!
He told me it was one of the nicest ones he'd seen and I must absolutely agree!
I havebeen thinking of customizing one of my FSU cameras(ala Jim Blazik's workhttp://www.geocities.com/fzorkis/index.html )But I sure as heck aint touching this beauty.
I won't have time to shoot with it until Sunday(gotta work :( ) but I know where I'll be then!
I have tried shooting into mirrors so I can get some Camera and Coffee pics but haven't liked any of them. However, the local CVS drugstore has been selling "disposable" digital cameras for a while now but they were too expensive for a toy(30$ + about 15$ for prints and a disc). this week the are on sale at abit less than half price so I think I'll get one so I can post to the Camera and Coffee thread.
Plus I didn't want any of the "family" to feel left out for not being in the shot. Now I'll be able to get 'em all at once.
Yippee! :dance: Rob.

back alley
02-08-2005, 21:46
hey congrats on the new toy rob!

i have found out that when gene says it's nice, it's very nice.
the canon digital i bought from him looked new when i pulled it out of the box and i consider it one of my 'best buys'.

i bought a fed 2 awhile back and it looked very nice but it didn't work very well. i think that one went to gordon as a fixer upper.
i was impressed with the camera though, good size and feel.
what lens are you putting on it?

and speaking of russian cameras, i'm waiting on a kiev 4a (?), might be here by friday.


02-08-2005, 22:05
Right now I'm going to use the I26 lens that's on it but I have a I22 collasible lens coming from the FSU that I hope to use as the waliking around lens. I'm taking a bit of a flyer on this one as I don't really know the seller but its not much money and I am willing to gamble. If the deal goes how I expect I will let every one here know(before I sent the money, I "subtly" mentioned that to the guy. I figure he could read that as I would also mention the reverse if this deal went sour) .
I like how this camera fits my hand. I have also noticed that the back seems sturdier than my Zorki 3m.
Ishare your pain about the Kiev--I have enjoyed buying all my FSU cameras but HATED the waiting, And they all arrived within a day of when I expected them! As a child my parents had to hide my xmas presents at some one else's house :rolleyes:
I figured they had my name on them so why should I wait?
I have learned some(OK, a very little) couth over the years.
I hope you like your 4a as much as I like mine!

02-09-2005, 06:56
Rob, I'm very glad to hear it arrived safely. Enjoy, and post lots of pics in the gallery!
Nothing like a 'new' cam to pump up the creative energy!


02-18-2005, 23:52
You pick a good choose and later on you will found that you really pick a right choose.
Simply and the sound with quiet.
I love Fed-2 too.

02-19-2005, 10:08
Welcome abord the RFF ! I have a few different russian cameras and this is my "newest" one.
I have shot one roll of film so far and will be using it more!
I hope your FED2 is running well soon!