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Praktica, 1st variation, service version
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Praktica, 1st variation, service version with self timer and flash sockets, Pentaprism
Producer data
Producer MECHANIK Kamera-Werkstätten VEB Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Siegfried Böhm
production period August 1950 to September 1951 no of produced cameras as a part of 1st variation 24,805
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter with twin settings for fast and slow speeds exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200,1/500
view finder interchangeable view finder (Pentaprism, waist-level finder) with fixed condenser type ground-glass focusing screen mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer mechanically, ~11s battery none
metering system none flash system with F- and X-contact = two flash contacts at the front of the camera body 
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletservice version of the 1st variation of the Praktica with self timer as well as flash contacts (F+X) and interchangeable view finder system, comparable to the Praktica FX-service versions
collection data
Hummel-No 083 Kadlubek-No. none
body no. 75310 lens no. none
lens type none purchase price 150€
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