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Contica (Praktica, third variation, export variant for the US market)
Producer data
Producer OPTIK Kamera-Werkstätten VEB Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Siegfried Böhm
production period March 1952 to August 1952 no of produced cameras as a part of Praktica series (3rd variation, 13,370)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter with twin settings for fast and slow speeds exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200,1/500
view finder fixed waist-level view finder with condenser type ground-glass focusing screen, simple sport view finder mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer none battery none
metering system none flash system X- and F-synchronisation with three flash contacts at the front of the camera body
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletexport variation of the Praktica (3rd variation)
bulletcamera relabelled by a unknown seller possibly from the US
collection data
Hummel-No 085a Kadlubek-No. none (analogous to KWE 1170)
body no. 58889 lens no. 1210329
lens type Meyer-Optik Goerlitz -  Primoplan 1:1.9/58 V purchase price 210 €
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screwed original name tag behind the Contica label screwed original name tag behind the Contica label with tag reconstruction from the original Praktica




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