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Praktica FX, 2nd variation, service version
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Praktica FX, second variation, service version with some parts of FX2
Producer data
Producer VEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz responsible constructor Siegfried Böhm
production period June 1954 to September 1954 no of produced cameras as a part of Praktica FX series 11,300
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 interchangeable view finder (Pentaprism, waist-level finder) with fixed condenser type ground-glass focusing screen mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool (metal), manual frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer none battery none
metering system none flash system one coaxial flash  socket at the front of the camera body for X-synchronisation (approx. 1/40s)
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletundescribed version of Praktica FX:
bulletmodified view finder system (not typically system for service versions of the FX)
bulletwaist-level view finder stamped with 1Q and not with KW
bulletin the mirror box the camera show at the bottom the prepartion for the coupling mechanism for automatic or semiautomatic lenses, according to the FX2-series
bulletthe knobs for film advance and frame counter are the FX2-series type
bulletcamera number positioned in the film cartridge room
bulletpentaprism no. 13309
bulletFX-variant with flash socket at the bottom of the left front side of the camera (Hummel version of No.128)
collection data
Hummel-No 128a Kadlubek-No. KWE 1140
body no. 211236 lens no. 1154866
lens type Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Primoplan 1:1.9/58 V purchase price 128€



under construction

  mirror box with preparation for the lens aperture mechanism




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