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Praktina FX-A version A Praktina FX-A version B stereo Praktina FX-A version B motor Praktina FX-A version C Corbina Praktina FX-A version D Praktina IIA version A2 Praktina IIA version B Porst reflex TEXOGRAPHIE T2


Corbina (export version of Praktina FX-A version C)
Producer data
Producer VEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Siegfried Böhm
production period September 1953 to July 1958 no of produced cameras as a part of Praktina FX-series (66,967)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/75, 1/100, 1/200,1/500, 1/1000
view finder variable view finder elements (pentaprism, waist-level finder, ...) with variable field lenses including elements with split image range finder mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount Praktina bayonet
automatic diaphragm control
self timer mechanically, ~10s battery none
metering system only with a modified pentaprism with built-in metering system flash system X-, F- synchronisation with two coaxial flash sockets at the front of the camera
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletexport version of Praktina FX
bulletanalogue to version FX-A Version C (compare on the Website of Alberto Taccheo - http://www.praktina.com/r28cam6a.htm) with:
bullettwo flash sockets
bulletcoupling to semi-automatic lenses
bulletlong type of the hooking of the camera back on the right
bulletfocusing screen type F2
bulletmodified logo on top consists only of "Germany" without the KW-logo
bulletdouble slotted film take up spool (DS)
bulletsilver type of film sprocket spool
bulletrewind knob type 8-5
bulletoptical finder type W2 (13,8 x 9,1 mm)
bulletwaist level view finder
bulletcamera back type B3
bulletfilm reminder disc type DC
collection data
Hummel-No none (109) Kadlubek-No. none
body no. 54182 lens no. 4934793
lens type Biotar 2/58 Carl Zeiss Jena (semi-automatic) purchase price 250€
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