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Praktica L 2 half frame
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Praktica L 2 half frame camera
Producer data
Producer Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden responsible constructor Rolf Noack
production period December 1975 to January 1980 (Praktica L2) - exact period unknown no of produced cameras unknown
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled vertical-moving metal-blade focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
fixed exposure time (1/125)
view finder fixed eye-level view finder (Pentaprism) with Fresnel lens and microprism range finder as focusing screen stuck on using black fabric mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter quick-release lever, Pentacon Loading-System,  modified rewind knob, auto-zeroing frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer none battery none
metering system none flash system X-synchronisation (1/125), accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments film format 24X18mm

To my knowledge this type of camera was used by various Police forces to photograph anyone who had been arrested i.e. their 'mugshot' or police identification photograph. (Personal communication with Lee Hooper, UK)

collection data
Hummel-No none - 192 (C)?? Kadlubek-No. none
body no. 379926 lens no. 10401165
lens type Domiplan 2.8/50 purchase price 120€



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