Monday, November 28

Rangefinder: FED-5B Hohloma

The FED 5B is a 35mm range-finder camera produced by the FED factory in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov from 1977 until 1990. It came equipped with the Industar-61 L/D 55mm f/2.8 standard lens incorporating the rare-earth element lanthanum and a focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1s to 1/500s + B, flash sync up to 1/30s and a self-timer.

The FED 5B is an updated FED 4, with cleaner lines to the top, a pop-up rewind knob in place of the thumb-wheel, a hot shoe, restyled film reminder/frame counter and meter rings, and the meter scale repositioned and converted from a match-needle to an EV-scaled device where the user manually transfers the meter reading to the calculator.

Manufactured from the late '70s until the end of the Millennium, this crooner is definitely more than just a pretty boy. Re-covered in hohloma print, this is an unique beauty. Available at Badger Malaysia for only RM500

No comments: