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Praktica nova B mr
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Praktica nova B mr (=Messraster) 
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-series, 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 microprism range finder (Messraster, invented by Joseph Dahl) 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
bulletcomparable with the 1st variation with corded leatherette
collection data
Hummel-No 154a Kadlubek-No. KWE 1801
body no. .139946 lens no. 3849677
lens type Meyer-Optik Görlitz Domiplan 2.8/50 purchase price 190 €



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