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Praktica BX 10 DX
Producer data
Producer VEB Pentacon Dresden Betrieb des Kombinates VEB Carl Zeiss Jena responsible constructor Herbert Welzel, Rolf Seibert
production period June 1989 to July 1990 no of produced cameras 488
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type steplessly working electronically controlled vertical-run two-magnet metal-blade focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, steplessly automatic speeds between 40 sec and 1/1000; mechanical range 1/100 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, 16 multicoloured LEDs for shutter speed signalling (right side of the view-finder image) changes their brightness with brightness of the image, on the left side one LED for flash ready signal, "cocked/no cocked" signal (orange colour of the aperture setting reflection window) mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter single stroke 125° wind-on quick-release lever with 25° stand off position, accepts BX-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, serves also as stop-down lever for depth-of-field checking battery VARTA V28 PX (4xLR44)
metering system TTL-metering (25 to 5000 ASA for automatic film speed entry via DX cartridges, 25 to 400ASA for manual film speed entry) using electronic diaphragm control (EDC) for measurement with open aperture using a Silicon photo-sensor, none auto exposure compensation, no TTL-flash system (!), automatic exposure system with memory key, battery check facilities flash system X-synchronisation (1/100), accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism
flash indication yes aperture reflection into view finder yes
general comments
bulletversion with LEDs in different colours, possibly pre-pilot-run series (probably only 70 pieces)
collection data
Hummel-No 236 Kadlubek-No. KWE 1441
body no. 0159169 lens no. 7785921
lens type Pentacon Prakticar 1:1.8 f=50mm MC purchase price 250€



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