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Praktiflex, 1st generation-2nd change- 5th model with thick "Praktiflex" lettering
Producer data
Producer Kamera-Werkstätten Charles A Noble Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Alois Hoheisel
production period December 1939 to April 1940 no of produced cameras approx. 1,700
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/20, 1/30, 1/50, 1/75, 1/100, 1/200, 1/300,1/500
view finder fixed waist-level view finder with condenser type ground-glass focusing screen (´Stevens Screen´) mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, manual frame counter below advance bottom lens mount M40x1 !!
self timer none battery none
metering system none flash system none
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletlarge film advance knob (diameter ~21mm) with frame counter below this bottom, coarse knurling
bulletrewind knob (diameter ~14mm)
bulletthick gravure of " Praktiflex" lettering
bulletred B
bulletred R beside rewind lever
bulletadditional screw below rewind lever
bulletblack leatherette
bulleton camera back, internal with label "Kamerawerkstätten Dresden Niedersedlitz"
collection data
Hummel-No 074 (Schulz-version:5) Kadlubek-No. KWE 0231 ???
body no. 2918 lens no. 2541835
lens type Tessar 1:2,8 f=5cm Carl Zeiss Jena purchase price 400€
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