by many as the best Praktica made and I can understand why. With a simple
needle type TTL meter and fresnel centre spot focusing it provides an
uncluttered viewfinder. The rest of the camera operation is entirely
manual, so even if the battery fails it can still be used to great effect.
That fresnel focusing is fantastic for long lens and macro photography, so
I have provided some examples here. Some of these were taken with the
original lens using extension tubes and some with a Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm
which was an optional kit lens with the Praktica cameras of this period. I
haven't got around to taking this into the field properly but I did have a
play in the garden and I took it with me to the bluebell wood. Regular
visitors to this site would know that I recently had to pension off a
Petri TTL, well all is not lost. The big 28mm Petri wide angle lens from
that camera was used here for the woodland shot. As for this Praktica it
has made me a convert to the marque, this is the 3rd Praktica SLR I have
been amazed by and I fully understand why the have such a following.