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Porst reflex
Praktina FX-A version A Praktina FX-A version B stereo Praktina FX-A version B motor Praktina FX-A version C Corbina Praktina FX-A version D Praktina IIA version A2 Praktina IIA version B Porst reflex TEXOGRAPHIE T2


Porst reflex, export version of Praktina IIA
Producer data
Producer VEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz
since 1/59 VEB Kamera- und Kinowerke Dresden
responsible constructor Siegfried Böhm
production period June 1958 to May 1960 no of produced cameras as part of Praktina IIA series (24,848)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200,1/500, 1/1000
view finder variable view finder elements (pentaprism, waist-level finder, ...) with variable field lenses including elements with split image range finder mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount Praktina bayonet
automatic diaphragm control
self timer mechanically, ~10s battery none
metering system only with a modified pentaprism with built-in metering system flash system X-, F- and FP-synchronisation with one flash coaxial socket at the front of the camera, switch lever on the basis of rewind bottom
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments version IIA Version A2 (?) (compare on the Website of Alberto Taccheo - http://www.praktina.com/r28cam6a.htm) with:
bulletone flash socket
bulletcoupling to automatic lenses
bulletlong type of the hooking of the camera back on the right
bulletfocusing screen type F2
bulletnone logo on top cover
bulletfinder lock mark - red dot
bulletdouble slotted film take up spool (DS)
bulletsilver type of film sprocket spool
bulletrewind knob type 6-5
bulletoptical finder type W3 (14,1 x 9,5 mm)
bulleteye level finder type P2
bulletcamera back type B1
bulletfilm reminder disc type DE
bulletadditional accessory shoe on the top cower
bulletdoesn't exist in Hummel's book
collection data
Hummel-No 110a Kadlubek-No. PHP 0968
body no. 116943 lens no. 5489557
lens type Jena T 1:2.8/50 purchase price 125$
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