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Praktica nova "no name"
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Praktica nova "no name" from Praktica nova 1st modification
Producer data
Producer VEB Pentacon Dresden Kamera- und Kinowerke responsible constructor Herbert Welzel
production period April 1966 to August 1967 no of produced cameras unknown
as a part of the conventional Praktica nova series of 45,235
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberized cloth-blind type shutter with twin settings for fast and slow speeds exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500
view finder fixed eye-level view finder (Pentaprism) with Fresnel lens and split image range finder as focusing screen mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter quick-release lever, fixed plastic film take-up spool, fold-out rewind crank lens mount M42x1
self timer none battery none
metering system none flash system X- and F-synchronisation with two flash coaxial sockets at the bottom of the front  of the camera body
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletthe "no name"-version being based on a fault during the production of the silk-screen printings of the name badge, which leads to a instability of the lettering; empty badges were never used - personal communication with chief constructor Herbert Welzel (via Kay, his son, many thanks!!)
bulletversion with knobs for carrying strap
bulletflash sockets on the bottom of the front
bulletversion with corded leatherette
collection data
Hummel-No none Kadlubek-No. none
body no. 78275 lens no. 7240065
lens type Tessar 2,8/50 Carl Zeiss Jena (with leather) purchase price 275€



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