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Praktiflex, 1st generation-4th change- 8th model- military camera
Producer data
Producer Kamera-Werkstätten Charles A Noble Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Alois Hoheisel
production period December 1940 to February 1946 no of produced cameras approx. 5,900
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
bulletmilitary version with engraved "M 309" at the top cover surface as well all lenses belonging with it
bulletlarge film advance knob (diameter ~21mm) with frame counter below this bottom, coarse knurling
bulletrewind knob (diameter ~14mm)
bulletthick gravure of Praktiflex
bulletred B
bulletred R beside rewind lever
bulletadditional screw below rewind lever
bulletmodified poured chromium carrying strap lugs
bulletold time series with 1/20 as longest time (not 1/25)
bulleton camera back, internal with label "Kamerawerkstätten Dresden Niedersedlitz"
bulletadditional Tele-Xenar f:4.5 F=24cm (1309273) and Tele-Xenar f:5,5 18cm (1762983) from Schneider-Kreuznach, both with engraved "M 309"
collection data
Hummel-No 076 (Schulz-version:8) Kadlubek-No. KWE 0260
body no. 8360 lens no. 2543729
lens type Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm Carl Zeiss Jena purchase price 1500€
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