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Praktica NOVA II
Producer data
bulletKombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden 
bulletsince January 1985 VEB Pentacon Dresden
Betrieb des Kombinates Carl Zeiss Jena
responsible constructor Rolf Noack
production period December 1984 to February 1986 no of produced cameras as a part of Praktica super TL 1000 series (1st variation) 81,699
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 fixed eye-level view finder (Pentaprism) with Fresnel lens with microprism and plain split-image range finder as focusing screen, built-in shutter speed meter with (+/-)-symbol mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter quick-release lever (black), Pentacon Loading-System, fold-out rewind crank (black), auto-zeroing frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer none battery VARTA V 625
metering system TTL-metering using stopped-down metering controlled by a switch beside the lens mount above the shutter release knob flash system X-synchronisation (1/125), accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism, no coaxial flash socket at the camera body for dual flash systems
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletsmooth, unruffled leatherette with stampings
bulletPraktica super TL1000 (1st variation) version for the UK-market 
bullet Mr. P.G. Rudolph (Hamburg, Germany), personal communication 2002, advise me that Hummel has some information's about a British reseller relabelled different Praktica's with admission of Pentacon, but Pentacon itself had no information's on the types and number of relabelled cameras, Caution: some collectors/dealers has the badges free available (personal communication with Mr. PG Rudolph and G Kadlubek)
collection data
Hummel-No 211 (super TL 1000) Kadlubek-No. none
body no. 604803 lens no. none
lens type none purchase price 75€



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