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Praktica LTL

 

The technical stuff:

Type: Single Lens Reflex

Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena - Tessar f2.8

Shutter: Focal Plane 1 - 1000th sec.

 

 

Regarded 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.

 

 

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