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Praktiflex, 1st generation-2nd change- 5th model-blue leatherette
Producer data
Producer Kamera-Werkstätten Charles A Noble Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Alois Hoheisel
production period December 1939 to April 1940 no of produced cameras approx. 1,700
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/20, 1/30, 1/50, 1/75, 1/100, 1/200, 1/300,1/500
view finder fixed waist-level view finder with condenser type ground-glass focusing screen (´Stevens Screen´) mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, manual frame counter below advance bottom lens mount M40x1 !!
self timer none battery none
metering system none flash system additionally synchronized for flash with flash nipple at the front plate
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletversion with blue leatherette
bulletlarge film advance knob (diameter ~21mm) with frame counter below this bottom, coarse knurling
bulletrewind knob (diameter ~14mm)
bulletvery thin gravure of Praktiflex
bulletred B
bulletblack R beside rewind lever
bulletadditional screw below rewind lever
bulleton camera back, internal (last picture) with label "Kamerawerkstätten Dresden Niedersedlitz"
collection data
Hummel-No 074 (Schulz-version:5) Kadlubek-No. KWE 0233
body no. 3038 lens no. 1609222
lens type Xenar f:2.8 F=5cm Schneider-Kreuznach purchase price 1000€
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