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Praktica B 200 S
Producer data
Producer Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden responsible constructor Werner Hahn, Rolf Noack
production period December 1979 to August 1982 no of produced cameras approx. 80

as a part of the B200-series (110,262)

Technical properties of the camera
shutter type steplessly working electronically controlled vertical-run metal-blade focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, steplessly automatic speeds between 40 sec and 1/1000; manually precise speeds of 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000; mechanical range 1/90 sec
view finder fixed eye-level view finder (Pentaprism, field of view: 95%) with field lens with triple rangefinder wedge, truncated microprism screen, groundglass field, LEDs- for shutter speed signalling changes their brightness with brightness of the image mirror instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter single stroke 125° wind-on quick-release lever with 25° stand off position, accepts B-motor winder, folding crank rewind knob, auto-zeroing frame counter lens mount Praktica-B-mount with EDC (electronic diaphragm control)
self timer mechanically, approx. 10 sec delay battery VARTA V28 PX (4xLR44)
metering system TTL-metering (12 to 3200 ASA) using electronic diaphragm control (EDC) for measurement with open aperture using a Gallium-Arsenide-Phosphide photo-diode, auto exposure compensation with +/- two shutter speeds in half steps, automatic exposure system with memory key, battery check facilities flash system X-synchronisation (1/90), accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism, additionally coaxial flash socket at the camera body for dual flash systems
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder yes
general comments
bulletmetallic cocking lever of the first B200-cameras
bulletadditionally gravure of a red "S" beside to the B200-gravure at the front of the camera
bulletspecial version for ADN-reporters ("Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst" = General German News Service of the GDR)
bullettechnically identical with the standard B200, but assembled with special attention to quality for professional use
collection data
Hummel-No 218b Kadlubek-No. KWE 1342
body no. 2100016 lens no. 2057207
lens type Pentacon Prakticar 1:1.8 f=50mm MC purchase price 790€



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