FED MICRON (MODEL III)
This last, and final, model of the Micron was the most common, and was made
from 1968 through 1986. While the original model was nearly identical
to the Konica Eye, the model III evolved to show a few small differences.
For example, while the earlier models had a hinged film door, this
version has a removeable back -- great if you have large fingers.
Otherwise the features are the same. Focusing 30mm (f1.9) lens
focusing to 3 feet. Shutter speeds of B, 1/30 - 1/800. Film speeds
use the Soviet system (16 - 250). The built-in selenium meter sets
the shutter speed and the f-stop in a programmed exposure mode. At
1/30 the f-stop is f1.9; at 1/800 the f-stop is f16. For flash use,
the apertures can be set manually with a 1/30 shutter. The camera has
a PC contact but no flash shoe. There is also a B setting for the shutter
which sets the aperture at f1.9 -- great for night shots. Distance and auto
shutter speed settings appear in the viewfinder, although you never know
what f-stop gets set. In low-light conditions a red flag covers
up the shutter speeds and prevents exposure -- nice touches. Also comes
with tripod socket and cable release socket. 46mm filter thread.
It says Micron and FED on the front -- in Russian, of course.
There was also a Fed Micron 2 which looks the same, but it is a full-frame
version with a CDS meter.
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