Praktica VLC
Producer data
Producer Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden responsible constructor Rolf Noack
production period November 1974 to December 1975 no of produced cameras 14,905
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled vertical-moving metal-blade focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000
view finder interchangeable view finder (Pentaprism, waist-level finder, focussing magnifier with correction lens) with different types of field lenses (7 types, see equipment), built-in shutter speed meter without (+/-)-symbols mirror instant-return mirror, transparent mirror with integrated prism which allows a view-finder independent metering (see pictures below)
film transport / frame counter quick-release lever, Pentacon Loading-System, fold-out rewind crank, auto-zeroing frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer mechanically, approx. 10 sec battery VARTA V21 PX
metering system TTL-metering using electronic aperture simulation for measurement with open aperture (using electric lenses) or stopped-down metering with non-electric lenses flash system X-synchronisation (1/125), without (!) accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism because of the interchangeable view-finder, coaxial flash socket at the camera body for dual flash systems
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletat the back side with transfer picture labelled with "F/A Volkseigentum" 
collection data
Hummel-No 184 Kadlubek-No. KWE 1280
body no. 002012 lens no.  
lens type   purchase price 95€



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