"Praktica Cameras"

(Designed and Manufactured Kamera Werkstaten Guther & Thorsch of Dresden, East Germany Since 1959, VEB Kamera und Kinowerke, Dresden)

When Guthe & Thorsch had to leave Germany, the business was taken over by Charles A. Nobh and moved to Neidersedlitz. The name was changed to Kamerawerk-statten Niedersedlitz. After WWII, the Noble family lost the business during the Soviet occupation, and it became "VEB Kamerawerkstatten Niedersedlitz". then part of Ihe "V.E.B. Pentacon" group which formed in 1964. In one of the bright notes in camera history, the Noble family was able In reclaim their factory and home after the reopening of East Germany. The Noblex panoramic cameras were produced shortly thereafter, making their debut at Photoketna in 1992.

See  http://www.praktica-users.com  

Stock No 1364
Praktica (KW)
c1949. Made in Germany. 35mm SLR. Interchangable Tessar 2.8 / 50 Carl Zeiss Jena lens. Focal plane shutter. Waist level viewing. Leather case.
~ Very good condition.
   Asking Price $125.00
Stock No 2122
Praktica MTL3
c1978-84. Made in G.D.R. Pentacon auto 1.8/50 lens. Leather case.

~ Very good condition, meter untested.
   Asking Price $70.00
Stock No 2824
Praktica MTL5
c1983-85. Made in G.D.R. Tessar 2.8/50mm Carl Zeiss Jena lens. Uses 1 x PX 13 battery. Leather case.


~ Very good condition, meter appears defective.
   Asking Price $65.00
Stock No 2123
Praktica PLC3
c1978-83. Made in G.D.R. Pentacon auto 1.8/50 lens. Case.

See  http://www.praktica-users.com/cams/l/plc3.html  for details.

~ Very good condition, meter untested.
   Asking Price $65.00
Stock No 2121
Praktica super TL
The Praktica super TL of 1968 can be considered as a simplified Prakticamat, still based on the nova chassis. Instead of the elegant but expensive TTL metering arrangement as used in the Prakticamat, it uses a small metering cell reading the light bled off the front surface of the pentaprism, where an additional prism known as Light Concentrator is added: all M42 Prakticas with TTL metering except the VLC inherited this metering layout. Theoretically somewhat more prone to influence by stray light entering through the eyepiece, it nevertheless works very well, and with the added benefit of being centre-weighted in its metering pattern.
In line with the nova models, the super TL has its shutter speed dial returned to the conventional position, and its top speed reverts to 1/500s. At this time the customers were no longer likely to have to use early lenses with greater body intrusion, so the automatic diaphragm actuator is no longer disengageable.
(The above is from http://praktica-users.com/cams/nova/supertl.html)

Oreston 1.8/50 removable screw lens. Case.

~ Good cosmetic condition, shutter appears slugish, untested.
   Asking Price $40.00
Stock No 3294
Praktica super TL
The Praktica super TL of 1968 can be considered as a simplified Prakticamat, still based on the nova chassis. Instead of the elegant but expensive TTL metering arrangement as used in the Prakticamat, it uses a small metering cell reading the light bled off the front surface of the pentaprism, where an additional prism known as Light Concentrator is added: all M42 Prakticas with TTL metering except the VLC inherited this metering layout. Theoretically somewhat more prone to influence by stray light entering through the eyepiece, it nevertheless works very well, and with the added benefit of being centre-weighted in its metering pattern.
In line with the nova models, the super TL has its shutter speed dial returned to the conventional position, and its top speed reverts to 1/500s. At this time the customers were no longer likely to have to use early lenses with greater body intrusion, so the automatic diaphragm actuator is no longer disengageable.
(The above is from http://praktica-users.com/cams/nova/supertl.html)

Oreston 1.28 f:35 Auto Tamron Lens removable screw lens.

~ Only Fair cosmetic condition, untested.
   Asking Price $10.00
Stock No 2032
Praktica super TL (Body only)
The Praktica super TL of 1968 can be considered as a simplified Prakticamat, still based on the nova chassis. Instead of the elegant but expensive TTL metering arrangement as used in the Prakticamat, it uses a small metering cell reading the light bled off the front surface of the pentaprism, where an additional prism known as Light Concentrator is added: all M42 Prakticas with TTL metering except the VLC inherited this metering layout. Theoretically somewhat more prone to influence by stray light entering through the eyepiece, it nevertheless works very well, and with the added benefit of being centre-weighted in its metering pattern.
In line with the nova models, the super TL has its shutter speed dial returned to the conventional position, and its top speed reverts to 1/500s. At this time the customers were no longer likely to have to use early lenses with greater body intrusion, so the automatic diaphragm actuator is no longer disengageable.
(The above is from http://praktica-users.com/cams/nova/supertl.html)

~ Rough condition. Suitable for spares.
   Asking Price $5.00
Stock No 3084
Praktica super TL 1000
c1979-86. Made in German Democratic Republic. Stopped down match needle metering with +/- symbols in view finder, no self timer on this model.

~ Fair cosmetic condition. Needs servicing.
   Asking Price $35.00
Stock No 2285
Praktica MTL5
c1978-84. Made in Germany. 35mm SLR. Interchangable Pentacon auto 1.8/50 lens. +/- match needlereadout in finder. Leather case.
~ Good cosmetic condition, stutter works, not sure about the accuracy of the meter. Number scratched on base.
   Asking Price $40.00
Stock No 1257
Praktica Novex KAF
Moterised 35mm advanced photo system camera with in built flash, made in Tawain. Uses APS film cartridge. Takes 2 x AAA batteries. Instruction sheet.
~ Good condition, all appears to work. However the battery door catch is broken and is held shut with a piece of tape.
   Asking Price $15.00
Stock No 3205
Praktica Regal Sport
Moterised 35mm camera with in built flash, made in Tawain. Takes 2 x AA batteries.
~ Good cosmetic condition, not operational.
   Asking Price $5.00
Stock No 1184
Praktica Sport SP 301
Moterised 35mm camera with in built flash, made in China. Soft case.
~ Fair to Good condition, all appears to work.
   Asking Price $25.00
Stock No 466
Praktica Sport - Regal

35mm fixed focus, auto flash, auto film advance. ~ Good condition with a small crack in the top of clear plastic that covers flash and view finder.
   Asking Price $15.00

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