Praktica, early models
Production period: Oktober 1949 to august 1952
Number of Models: 5, including 1 prototyp
Number of produced items: 62,273
responsible constructor: Siegfried Böhm
Alois Hoheisel had constructed the Praktiflex II but this camera was never produced.
The soviet military administration in Germany require a camera with a
shutter speed between 1/2s and 1/500s in typical steps and an additional modern
In dependence of the problems during the construction of the moulds for the serial production of the camera
The first variation of Praktica was focused on small details which were reflected by a minimal change of the camera finish. The camera had at this time none flash synchronisation. The second variant has a flash synchronisation with two flash contacts (X and F-contact) at the bottom of the camera. An additional adapter, which were fixed at the tripod socket, was used to generate the three typical flash contacts.
The third variation shows the three flash contacts at the front of the camera body.
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