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Praktica BMS Pentacon Italia
Producer data
Producer VEB Pentacon Dresden Betrieb des Kombinates VEB Carl Zeiss Jena responsible constructor Dietmar Tannert
production period March 1989 to December 1990 no of produced cameras as a part of Praktica BMS series (137,561)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type steplessly working electronically controlled vertical-run metal-blade focal plane shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, manually precise speeds of 4/1, 2/1, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000; mechanical range 1/60 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, LED-indication of all steps of shutter speed, over- and under- exposition and flash ready signal 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. 8 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 Silicon photo- element, auto exposure compensation with +/- two shutter speeds in half steps, automatic exposure system with memory key, battery check facilities flash system X-synchronisation (1/60), accessory shoe at the top of the pentaprism
flash indication yes aperture reflection into view finder yes
general comments special series for Pentacon Italia, red LED comparable to KWE 1430
collection data
Hummel-No 232a Kadlubek-No. ?
body no. 0010758 lens no. 8036145
lens type Pentacon Prakticar 1.8/50 MC purchase price 200€



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