My First Camera +1

Itchybiscuit

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I thought I'd share a few pics of the very first camera I ever owned.
It's a Russian Fed 3 and is built like a T-34 tank. I well remember carting it around in my late teens/early twenties - I still suffer from neck pain. :wink:
The other is also a recently purchased 'oldie' - my Voigtlander Vito B.
Both cameras are minty fresh and are a delight to my eye (although beauty IS in the eye, etc...)

Fed 3:
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Voigtlander Vito B:
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Having recently purchased them I'm awaiting some decent weather (i.e. NOT raining) before I load them up and take them outside to play. :2thumbs:
 

LowriderS10

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Very cool! I also have a Voigtlander Vito B (1953, I believe) and I love the little guy! I love the hood on yours! Is that case for the hood? I also have a non-Voigtlander, but period-correct external selenium light meter that I mount on the cold shoe when I shoot it...loads of fun!!

I like the Fed too! My first camera was a Smena (sadly, I no longer I have it), with my second being a Zenit 12 XP (still have it!!). I have a few more Soviet cameras, including a Zorki 4K, that I accidentally broke by changing the shutter speed without cocking the shutter first...d'oh!!!
 

Itchybiscuit

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Aye, it's the case for the hood. I also have the original box for the Vito B along with the lens 'certificate' and a booklet of period Voigtlander 'special lens cleaning tissues'.

My original Fed 3 disappeared during a house move many years ago. I've been looking for a mint and cheap copy for a quite a while and am delighted I found one. I can slap on my KMZ 'Universal' turret viewfinder and go confuse the natives this summer! (is it a bird, is it a plane?) I might need to hire a Sherpa to carry it around 'cos I'm not as young and fit as I once was. :wink:
 
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