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Brief photo-review of the FED-2 camera No. 023047

Another short photo-review of an early modification of the FED-2 camera. Aren't you tired of it yet? So you are a real collector! Only these strange people are interested in finding the differences between, in principle, the same cameras ...

So, last time there was a model, it seems, and early, and quite rare, but not particularly popular.

Today - a slightly earlier version, although the same year of release. It will be a FED-2 "with a rewind switch lever", and this is already a popular exhibit in the collections.

I'm talking about the modification of the FED-2 (A) PE0360 according to the classification.

FED-2 (A) PE0360
This copy is numbered 023047.

We will compare this camera with the later modification PE0365, for which I already have a short review.

The PE0360 model was produced in 1955-1956 and is in the range of numbers from 4,500-27,000. The volume of production is about 22 thousand copies.

The device is considered rare.

I know the exact year of release of my copy for sure, tk. I have his passport. The device passed the Quality Control Department in July 1956.

So let's compare the two models.

As they say, find 10 differences…. In front of them, in general, and not.

The difference is visible from behind. The PE0360 (it is higher in the photo) does not have a sleeve around the release button, but a lever.

The lever, most likely, was made at first by analogy with the FED-1, in which the shutter for rewinding is also turned off by the lever, only it is located in a different place - in front of the release button.

In the same 1956, the lever was replaced with a swivel sleeve, which is quite logical. This is how we got the PE0365 model we looked at last time.

The lens of my copy is a folding FED 3.5 / 50 with the number 151970.

With this we almost finish a quick overview of the model range within the FED-2 brand. I have only one copy left to show you, a little earlier. And who can tell what distinguishing feature it will have?

Here are some larger photos.

I also have an original manual for this device, which is also a rarity. Moreover, this instruction has remained unchanged just from an even earlier modification.

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