Extremely solid and durable construction, you can find the opinion that it is an indestructible camera.
"The Fed 5 is one of the most feature packed Soviet rangefinder which does not require a battery. It is virtually undestroyable, I bet it is going to stay operational way after man kind extinct and the cockroaches rule the world. Since it has no battery an EMP blast cannot ruin it. A nuclear winter could not make any difference neither as the kit lens (Industar-61L/D) is already rumored to be slightly radioactive."
In FED-5, mainly cosmetic changes were introduced in comparison to its predecessor. The frame counter was covered, the read out of the light meter was easier to read and the ...