FED rangefinder kit

FED rangefinder kit
FED rangefinder kit — Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica

Unique outfit in a beautiful fitted wooden cassette, including rare FED Ie “BERDSK” camera no.177862 with engraved “FED” body cap, six lenses and various accessories are stored.

The outfit seems to be one-of-a-kind.

  • Wide angle lens FED 4.5/28mm no.43175
  • Standard lens FED 3.5/50mm no.8926
  • Fast standard lens FED 2/50mm no.23225
  • Macro lens FED 3.5/50mm no.11615
  • Tele lens 6.3/100mm no.35941
  • Stereo lens FED 3.8/38mm no.45.
  • Viewfinder FED F=100mm
  • cable release
  • Panoramic head FED (for f=28, 50 and 100mm use)
  • Self timer FED with mirror front
  • Selenium meter FED no.1687
  • Stereo slide device FED no.913
  • Rapid winder FED cnopm no.098
  • Frame finder FED
  • Angle finder FED no.10778
  • Tree screw and clamp stand FED
  • Ball head FED
  • five colour FED filters
  • original FED film (unopened)

All in a veneered wooden case 37 x 27 x 8.5 cm, total weight 6.6 kg.
The equipment was put together decades ago. The question of authenticity regrettably is hard to answer: the „FED cnopm“ and the „FED Stereo lens“ are generally said to be fakes - but the actual examples in this outfit differ in some details from the examples we know and are generally better made.
And some of the enclosed accessories have surfaced for the first time, e.g. the panoramic head or the stereo slide.