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Praktica BC3 without Pentacon badge
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Praktica BC 3 without Pentacon badge
Producer data
Producer VEB Pentacon Dresden Betrieb des Kombinates VEB Carl Zeiss Jena responsible constructor Werner Hahn, Rolf Noack
production period 1987 to 1988 no of produced cameras as a part of BC1-series 1th variation (223,129)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type steplessly working electronically controlled vertical-run metal-blade focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, steplessly automatic speeds between 40 sec and 1/1000; manually precise speeds of 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000; mechanical range 1/90 sec
view finder fixed eye-level view finder (Pentaprism, field of view: 95%) with field lens with triple rangefinder wedge, truncated microprism screen, groundglass field, LEDs- for shutter speed signalling changes their brightness with brightness of the image mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter single stroke 125° wind-on quick-release lever with 25° stand off position, accepts B-motor winder, folding crank rewind knob, auto-zeroing frame counter lens mount Praktica-B-mount with EDC (electronic diaphragm control)
self timer mechanically, approx. 10 sec delay battery VARTA V28 PX (4xLR44)
metering system TTL-metering (12 to 3200 ASA) using electronic diaphragm control (EDC) for measurement with open aperture using a Gallium-Arsenide-Phosphide photo-diode, auto exposure compensation with +/- two shutter speeds in half steps, automatic exposure system with memory key, battery check facilities flash system X-synchronisation (1/90), accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism with additional contact for the flash ready signal, additionally coaxial flash socket at the camera body for dual flash systems
flash indication yes, green LED aperture reflection into view finder yes
general comments
bulletspecial version for the Netherlands
bulletversion without the metallic Pentacon badge
collection data
Hummel-No 224a Kadlubek-No. KWE 1361
body no. 7320259 lens no. 2096853
lens type Pentacon Prakticar 1:1.8 f=50mm MC purchase price 420 €



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