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Praktica BX20

Praktica BX20 (1987-1990)

Made in DDR by VEB Pentacon Dresden Betrieb des Kombinates VEB Carl Zeiss Jena


CAMERA FEATURES (from the instructions manual)

· SRL camera for a frame size of 24mm x 36mm open-aperture TTL metering system with electronic aperture setting transfer

· automatic electronic shutter speed control (stepless) in the range from 1/1000 s to 40 s

· change-over from automatic to semi-automatic mode possible; fixed speed range from 1/1000 to 1 s

· electronic TTL metering system for flashes and correct dosage of light for dedicated computerized flash unit, X synchronization (approx. 1/100s)

· flash readiness indication (and "flash O.K." signal) in viewfinder image

· LED information on expected shutter speed in viewfinder

· indication of overexposure or underexposure

· aperture setting displayed at bottom of viewfinder image

· shutter cocked information

· manual exposure compensation of +/- 2 exposure factors, indication of compensation by red LED: +a

· locking of metered value and indication there of by green LED: "AEL" - (automatic exposure lock)

· self-timer (approx. 10 s) with starting button serves also as stop-down lever for depth-of-field checking

· focusing system comprises Fresnel lens with innovative diagonal triple wedge, microprism ring and ground glass ring

· viewfinder image shows approx. 95 per cent of picture sides

· PRAKTICA bayonet (flange focal length 44.4mm internal diameter 48.5 mm)

· connection for motor winder

· film information holder on camera back

· indication of battery condition in viewfinder

· power source: 6V primary battery (e. g. PX281Mallory) Note: I use a 4LR44

· silicon photo element as light sensor

· metering and control range: 0-17 EV at 100ASA and aperture 1.4

· dimensions of body:141mm x 88mm x 49mm

· weight of body without battery: 510 g



Carl Zeiss Jena DDR P 1:1.8 f=50 mm MC


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Taken on June 14, 2011