Praktiflex II - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Praktiflex II

1948

KW

Dresden

German Democratic Republic

Image of Praktiflex II

Lens:
f2.9, 5 cm Victar Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f16. Manual setting. Depth-of-field scale. 40 mm screw mount.

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/25 - 1/1000, B.

Construction:
Leatherette covered metal body.

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

Focusing:
Helical to 0.6 metre.

Attributes:
Reflex through taking lens. Full-size ground glass focusing screen with condenser, central cross on screen. Magnifier in hood. Eye-level view-finder in hood. Auto-stop on film advance. Sprocket wheel reverses when film is re-wound, film advance sets the shutter.
The mirror is pulled up by a spring and returns on setting the shutter.
Exposure counter. Removable back.

Serial Number:
058872 .

With:
Ever-ready case.

This model has an improved mirror action, compared to the Praktiflex I, which trips and is pulled up by a spring.

Further Information:
Cameras from Dresden, p. 19. Falchenberg, Cameras from the DDR. Praktica Guide.

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