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THE PRAKTINA SYSTEM

 

Viewfinders

Eye-level Finders, Waist-level Finders, Metering Prism Finder, 6x High Magnification Waist-level Finder and Focusing Screens are suitable for all Praktina models.

Eye-level Finder
Type 1
The type 1 eye-level finder has the front covered with leather. Version A show the word Germany on the back. In version B this writing is missing.
Type 2
The type 2 eye-level finder has the logo KW on the front. Version A has the eyepiece collar with thread and bayonet mount. Version B has an additional notch to fix some accessories.

 
Type 1
 

Version A
 

Version B
 
 
 
Type 2

Version A

Version B
 

Waist-level Finder
Type 1
The type 1 waist-level finder has two projections on the front and the casting at the base is solid
Type 2
The type 2 waist-level finder has two projections on the front and the casting at the base shows a cavity
Type 3
The type 3 waist-level finder has no projections on the front and the casting at the base shows a cavity

   
 
Type 1

Type 2

Type 3
 

Metering Prism Finder
The metering prism finder has exposure indexes from 1 to 15, shutter speeds scale from 1/1000 sec to 60 sec, aperture scale from f/2 to f/22 and film speeds indexes ASA 6 to 400 / 9 to 27 DIN. There are two types with different sensitivity.
Type 1
Identifier: Set ASA to 100 and the index mark to 1; at 1 sec. the f/number must be 2.8
Type 2
Identifier: Set ASA to 100 and the index mark to 1; at 1 sec. the f/number must be 2
Remark
This finder cannot be mounted on the Praktina models IIA-A version 4, IIA-DA version 2 and Porst reflex.

 
Front view with opened cover
 

Front view with closed cover
 
 
 
Type 1

Type 2
 

6x High Magnification Waist-level Finder
This finder for macro photography provides a full frame image with 6x magnifying power.

Focusing Screens
The focusing screens are available in six variants:
• matte
• matte with split-image rangefinder
• matte with vertical and horizontal lines
• matte with crosshair in clear glass centre circle
• matte with cross centre lines with millimetre scales
• clear glass with cross centre vertical and horizontal lines

   

Right-angle Viewing Attachment
The right-angle viewing attachment fits the eye-level finder type 2 and the metering prism finder.

   

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