Praktica L - second generation
Production period: November 1975 to January 1980
Number of Models: 10, including 3 prototypes
Number of produced items: 740,152
responsible constructor: Rolf Noack
The number of camera types confine the fast-selling types of the first generation. None fundamental changes can found on these cameras, only some detail changes were introduced in this generation:
The important novelty of this generation was the Praktica EE2, introduced at the Photokina 1976 and on the Photo World '77 (Birmingham) as a camera with "fully electronic, full aperture TTL metering SLR" or "camera-computer". These camera was a combination of an stepless electronic time control between 1 sec and 1/1000s and electronic aperture simulation. These camera was used in the space on board of Salut 6 in September 1978 by Bykowsky (USSR) and Jähn (GDR).
The DTL 2 was planned as an alternative to the LTL 2 with true light-emitting diodes (LED). In consequence of the start of the third generation the production of the DTL 2 was stopped after production of 185 pieces.
Three Prototypes for as serial production for the Quelle retail shops (West Germany) were developed but not produced.
The following modifications of the basic types were produced:
Cameras with black finish of the metal components of the cover:
Production without self timer:
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