Passing through fire and frost

I’ve just received a beautiful new (well, really quite old) FED-2 rangefinder camera made in the former Soviet Union some time in the 1950s. The FED-2 was the first and very successful attempt by Soviet camera makers to improve upon the original and vastly more expensive Leica II and IIIg designs. The camera above is unusual because it’s finished in black enamel, so this is … Continue reading Passing through fire and frost