FED 1932 - 1995

Nationality:
Ukranian; Russian
based:
Kharkiv

Camera manufacturer founded in Kharkiv 1932 by Anton Makarenko frame labour commune; full-scale production began in 1934 with Leica copies; factory destroyed in 1941 by the Germans, but production resumed in 1946; began to produce their own cameras in 1950s; camera production ceased around 1995.