Praktica FX2 - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Praktica FX2

1956

KW

Dresden

German Democratic Republic

Image of Praktica FX2

Lens:
f2, 50 mm B, Pre-set iris diaphragm to f16. Depth-of-field scale. 42 mm screw mount. Serial no. 4766741 .

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/2 - 1/500, B. X, F flash synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Focusing:
Helical to 0.5 metre.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Ground glass focusing screen with condenser. Waist-level view-finder with magnifier. Eye-level frame finder.
Film advance tensions the shutter and lowers the mirror.
Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
221716 .

Notes:
Marked made in Germany, USSR occupied.

With:
Roof pentaprism, clips into waist-level finder. In box.

The FX2 has a finder of different shape to the earlier FX it also incorporates an actuating arm allowing semi-automatic diaphragm operation.

The accessory pentaprism is different to the one that fits the FX.

References & Notes:
Praktica Guide, pp. 8, 37.

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