Pentina Single-lens reflex cameras
Production period: March 1961 to January 1965
Number of Models: 7
Number of produced items: 44,187
responsible constructor: Hans Daeche
The Pentina was a single-lens reflex camera with a leaf shutter, a exeptional concept for the camera industry of Dresden.The camera based on a novel frame-construction with covers. The camera was a world premiere because she was developed by a design-diploma thesis from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee by Jürgen Peters and his tutor Rudi Högner in 1958.
These development caused on the production of electronic flash systems. These systems allow a short shutter speed, but the focal plane shutters needs a 1/50s as shortest shutter speed.
The Prestor shutter was an body-integrated shutter localized behind the lens. This induce a program of interchangeable lenses with 30, 50, 85 and 135mm focal length.
The first Praktina generation (Hummel) consists on three types, but I had never seen one of these cameras:
The second Praktina generation (Hummel) consists of four types:
The camera shows a new avantgardistic design.
The cameras were produced with different finishing's, that is silver or gold eloxation of the metal parts and a black (for silver) or brown leatherette (for gold).
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