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THE PRAKTINA SYSTEM

 

Praktina FX
The Fourth Generation

In this model the flash synchronization has been improved. The body is identical to the model SA1 with the addition of a second flash socket for "F" flash synchronization.
The version 1 has a black sprocket spool while the version 2 has a silver sprocket spool.

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

Praktina FX model SA2

Manufacturer NameVEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz
Factory DesignationPraktina FX
Model DesignationSA2
PresentationPhotokina trade fair in Cologne, September 1955
Years1955-1956
Number producedapprox. 11,000
Standard Lenssemi-automatic Tessar 2.8/50mm or Biotar 2/58mm
VariationsSprocket spool finishing
Praktina FX model SA2 version 1 No. 39082 with semiautomatic C. Z. Jena Biotar 2/58 and eye-level finder
Praktina FX model SA2 version 1 No. 40242 with semiautomatic C.Z.Jena Tessar 2.8/50 and waist-level finder

Model and Version Identifiers

Model SA2
 
 
 
• "Praktina FX" engraved on the front of the camera
• Diaphragm's control for semi-automatic lenses   (fig. 1)
• Two coaxial PC connectors for X and F sync   (fig. 2)
• Full-size camera back hooking   (fig. 3)
• Optical viewfinder of the first type   (fig. 4)
Version 1 • Black sprocket spool   (fig. 5)
Version 2 • Silver sprocket spool   (fig. 6)
 
 

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fig. 2

fig. 3
 
 
 
 

fig. 4

fig. 5

fig. 6
 
 
 
 
Price list
♦   O. Hedler, West Germany distributor, Price list March 1956
Body, waist-level finder, matte focusing screen, semi-automatic Tessar 2.8/50 mm
Body, waist-level finder, matte focusing screen, semi-automatic Biotar 2/58 mm
Body, eye-level finder, matte focusing screen, semi-automatic Tessar 2.8/50 mm
Body, eye-level finder, matte focusing screen, semi-automatic Biotar 2/58 mm
Matte focusing screen with split-image rangefinder
 
 
 
 
DM 599
DM 729
DM 669
DM 799
DM 36
♦   Standard Camera Corporation, US distributor, Price list October 1956
Body, eye-level finder, split-image rangefinder, semi-automatic Tessar 2.8/50 mm
Body, eye-level finder, split-image rangefinder, semi-automatic Biotar 2/58 mm
 
$ 239.50
$ 297.50

   

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