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Praktica etc. SLR
Praktica etc. SLR Lenses Equipment non SLR Praktica Batteries


Mike's Praktica Collection
Pentacon Six
Praktiflex SLR
Praktica models
Contax/Pentacon models
Pentacon Super
Praktica FX-models
Praktica FX 2/3-derivates
Praktica IV/V-models
Praktica nova-models
Praktica PL nova I-models
Praktica L-Line
Praktica B-System
Praktica BX-Series
Praktica BX post GDR
Praktica BY

Praktiflex, Praktica etc.  --  Single-lens reflex cameras

The following pages consists on the cameras of my collection. The description of the different camera generations based on the specifications/descriptions of Richard Hummel (Hummel 1994).

These pages include the different Praktica-generations and some precursor models, for example the Praktiflex models, the Contax-SLR, the Pentacon models, the Praktina cameras,... The cameras were all from the Dresdner camera industry and comes from many companies which were finally concentrated in the Pentacon group.

The first Praktica was developed by  Siegfried Böhm in 1948 under the pressure of the russian military administration. These camera has some new technical details, compared to the Praktiflex. These details were:

bulleta new shutter system with a time line from 1/2s to 1/500s
bulletthe Praktica lens mount M42x1

During the following years many companies from the camera industrie aggregate to the Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden which was finally formed in 1968.

assembly line 1965

Beneath other products, for example Exakta, Exa or Pentacon Six, the Praktica cameras were the most important product of the camera industry of the urban area of Dresden.




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