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Praktina FX

Manufactured between 1953 and 1958, this SLR has an interchangeable prism finder and a horizontal-run focal-plane shutter with speeds from 1 second to 1/1000 second. The Carl Zeiss lens is a Tessar 50mm f/2.8.

The lens diaphragm is semi-automatic. You have to set the spring-loaded mechanism each time.

An unusual feature is the direct-vision finder built-in to the body.

Praktina FX

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