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THE PRAKTINA SYSTEM

 

Specifications

 
Praktina FX and Praktina IIA
 Type of camera  35mm film in a cartridge
 Applicable film  35mm single-lens reflex
 Frame size  24 x 36mm
 Lens mount  Praktina breech lock 
 Viewfinder  Interchangeable, eye-level or waist-level finder - Optical viewfinder incorporated into the camera body 
 Focusing screen  Interchangeable, matte or matte with split-image rangefinder
 Shutter  Horizontal-travel, cloth curtains focal-plane shutter - Single-axis non-rotating shutter speed dial
 Shutter release  The button is positioned on the front of the camera body, sloping of 60°, with thread for cable release
 Self-timer  Count-down time of approx. 10 seconds
 Reflex mirror  Returns with the film advance
 Motor drive coupling  Socket at the bottom of the camera
 Camera back  Detachable hinged back
 Film winding
 and shutter cocking
 Winding knob
 Frame counter  Additive type, manual reset
 Film reminder
 dial marking
 Film speed or film type (B&W, colour negative, colour positive)
 Serial number  Inside the film chamber
 
Praktina FX
Praktina IIA
 Shutter speeds dial settings  B,1,2,5,10,25,50,75,100,200,500,1000  B,1,2,4,8,15,30,X,60,125,250,500,1000
 Standard lens  Tessar 2.8/50 or Biotar 2/58  Tessar 2.8/50 or Flexon-Pancolar 2/50
Model →
DS M SA1 SA2 SA3 A DA
Version →
1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 1 2
Lens diaphragm
control
None
  X X X                        
Semi-auto
X       X X X X X X            
Auto
                    X X X X    
Auto and semi-auto
                            X X
Flash
synchronization
X
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
F
X X         X X X X X X X X X X
FP
                    X X X X X X
Number of flash sync
connectors
1
    X X X X         X X X X X X
2
X X         X X X X            
Finder release lever
marks
A (open) Z (locked)
X X X X X X X X X X X          
red dot (open)
                      X X X X X
Tripod socket
3/8 (ISO 1222)
X X X X X X X X X X X X        
1/4 (ISO 1222)
            X X X X   X X X X X
Film rewinding
Rewind knob
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X    
Rewind crank
                            X X

   

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