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THE PRAKTINA SYSTEM

Praktina FX
The Second Generation

In this model the mechanism to close automatically the diaphragm of the SB lenses and also the contact for bulb flash units are missing.

The version 1 has the half-size camera back hooking while the version 2 has the full-size camera back hooking. Moreover in the version 1 the wind and rewind knobs are knurled with 6 diamond rings while in the version 2 with 5 diamond rings.

See the specifications of this model in the Praktina specifications page.

Praktina FX model M

Manufacturer NameVEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz
Factory DesignationPraktina FX
Model DesignationM
Years1953-1954
Number producedapprox. 10,000
Standard Lenspreset Tessar 2.8/50mm or preset Biotar 2/58mm
Variations• Back hooking  • Film wind and rewind knobs  • Film reminder disc
Praktina FX model M version 1 No. 21283 with preset Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58mm and eye-level finder
Praktina FX model M version 2 No. 29918 with preset Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/50mm and waist-level finder

Model and Version Identifiers

Model M
 
 
• "Praktina FX" engraved on the front of the camera
• The diaphragm's control for semi-auto lenses is missing   (fig. 1)
• One coaxial PC connector for X-sync   (fig. 2)
Version 1 • Half-size camera back hooking   (fig. 3)
Version 2 • Full-size camera back hooking   (fig. 4)
 
 

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fig. 2

fig. 3

fig. 4
 
 
 
 
Price list
♦   O. Hedler, West Germany distributor, Price list August 1954
Body, waist-level finder, split-image rangefinder, preset T 2.8/50 mm
Body, waist-level finder, split-image rangefinder, preset B 2/58 mm
Body, eye-level finder, split-image rangefinder, preset T 2.8/50 mm
Body, eye-level finder, split-image rangefinder, preset B 2/58 mm
 
 
 
 
DM 660
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DM 730
DM 815

   

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