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Pentacon Super Prototype
Pentacon Super Prototype Pentacon Super


Pentacon Super Prototype
Producer data
Producer Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden responsible constructor Horst Strehle
production period 1964? no of produced cameras unknown
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled combined metal-leaf/rubberised cloth-blind focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
view finder variable view finder elements with variable field lenses including elements with range finder properties mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter lever wind on the top; auto-zeroing
frame counter; rewind knob incorporates fold-out crank; connection for motor winder
lens mount M42x1
automatic diaphragm control
mechanically aperture simulation
self timer for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10s using long term shutter release at the bottom of the camera battery VARTA V PX 625 in the TTL-prisma
metering system photo-electric exposure meter in the interchangeable TTL-pentaprism flash system F-, FP- and X-flash synchronisation with a coaxial socket on the front of the camera
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder yes, additional reflection of the shutter speed
general comments
bulletDifferences between serial-model of Pentacon Super and Prototype of Pentacon Super:
bulletlettering of the Prototype larger than of the serial-model
bulletcorded leatherette of the Prototype
bulletsmall modifications of the bottom plate
bulletno arrow at the crank of the self timer
bulletserial number over the shutter with prefix V
bulletprism without serial number
bulletvariable carrying strap lugs
bulletmodified lens mount with marked rockers for aperture registration and additional insertion, possibly for modified aperture registration (?)
bulletchanged knob for time setting
bulletchanged knob for camera-back opening
bulletadditional triangle at the top of the camera at the time setting position
bulletpossibly a camera Prototype on a developmental stage between Praktina N-Prototype (Hummel No. 118) and serial Pentacon Super
bulletadditional 17m-camera-back-casette without electric film-movement registration
collection data
Hummel-No 119a Kadlubek-No. none
body no. V1577 lens no. 8400008
lens type Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 1.4/55 purchase price 1900€
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left: serial camera, rigth: Prototype left: serial camera, rigth: Prototype




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