FED Cameras in Collection
Falcon Model G Camera

1955-70 Fed 2 Camera

1975-90 Fed 5B Camera

Falcon Model G 1955-70 Fed 2 1975-90 Fed 5B

The FED derived its name from Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky's initials, the founder of the Soviet Secret Police. The FED was made in Kharkov, Ukraine at a Youth Rehabilitation Commune. FED was the first successful Leica copy first made in 1934, only two years after Leitz introduced the Leica II.