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Praktica VLC 2 half format
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Praktica VLC 2 half format
Producer data
Producer Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden responsible constructor Rolf Noack
production period unknown (June 1976 to May 1978) no of produced cameras unknown (as a part of VLC2 series with 39,960 cameras)
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 (VLC3) modified for half format 'mugshot' photography 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
bulletpossibly a part of a special system for police records department with a negative size of 18x24 mm for mugshot/Bertillon photography
bulletadditional badge at the left side of the camera marked with "P68"
collection data
Hummel-No 196 Kadlubek-No. unknown
body no. 055613 lens no. 913771
lens type Prakticar MC Auto Zoom 1:3.5-4.5 f=35-70mm purchase price 313€



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