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Praktica nova B 1st variation black
Praktica nova Praktica nova "no name" Praktica nova Praktica nova B Praktica mat Praktica mat (smooth) Hanimex Praktica mat Praktica nova 1st modification Praktica nova "no name" Praktica nova mr Praktica nova B 1st variation Praktica nova B 1st variation black Praktica nova B 1st variation Praktica nova B mr Pentaflex SL Porst reflex FX 3


Praktica nova B, first variation, black plastic pentaprism cap
Producer data
Producer VEB Pentacon Dresden Kamera- und Kinowerke; since January 1968 Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden responsible constructor Herbert Welzel
production period April 1966 to August 1967 no of produced cameras as a part of Praktica nova B, first variation (51,402)
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, 1/4, 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 Selenium cell-based exposure meter implemented in the front of the Pentaprism, shutter speed meter next to the rewind crank flash system X- (1/40s) and F-(1/30) 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
bulletPraktica nova B with a black plastic pentaprism cap compared to the standard metallic cap, comparable to the Pentaflex SL
bulletfull rectangle mirror (no trapezoid mirror)
collection data
Hummel-No none Kadlubek-No. none
body no. 224989 lens no. 221186
lens type T 2.8/50 aus Jena DDR purchase price 45



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