Production period: December 1987 to December 1990
Number of Models: 4
Number of produced items: 201,797
responsible constructor: Herbert Welzel, Rolf Seifert
With the cameras of the BX-series a new camera-generation was born which leads to a simplification of the production-process and some new functional features:
The name BX was used to differentiate from the B-series cameras which don't use DX-encoding. Between 1987 and December 12, 1990 altogether 201,797 BX-Praktica's were produced.
The design was developed by Manfred Claus and Reinhard Voigt in 1986/87.
The BX 20 the first camera of the BX-line were produced since December 1987. On the domestic market films with DX-encoding were no available. But the TTL-flash system and the available winder induce a very good establishment of the new camera on the market.
optical path for aperture setting (1), for reflex picture (2), for TTL-light metering (3) and for TTL-flash metering
The BX 10 DX was a potential cheap model which only allows automatic work comparable to the B100/BCA/BCS-cameras from the B-series. This conception was abolished. The sample series is a desired collection object.
The BX 21 has a comparable fate.
The BX 20s was the last model of this camera line. With a new ergonomic design, developed by Manfred Claus in 1989, and the automatic-comfort this camera was the battleship of the latest Praktica-SLR development, but a serial production under the conduction of the traditional Pentacon Dresden was not achieved.
focussing screen of the BX-series with LED's for shutter speeds (1), warning of under- or overexposisiton (2), reflex picture of aperture setting (3), flash ready signal (4), signal for manual correction of shutter speed (5), signal for exposition with stored shutter speed (6) and range finder system with triple rangefinder wedge, truncated microprism screen, groundglass field (7)
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