Praktica MTL3

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Praktica MTL3
TypeSLR
Manufactured1978 - 1984
BatteryPX625 (Needed for metering only).
Fully MechanicalYes
Lens MountM42 The Cmaera came standard with an auto Pentacon 50mm F1.8-16 lens
ShutterBulb + 1s-1/1000
ISO12 - 1600
Fully ManualYes.
Aperture PriorityNo
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesPrakticas were built to be rock solid by the East German VEB Pentacon company in Dresden. Prakticas in general are well-designed and built to last. The MTL3 is the 3rd generation of Praktica’s LTL series, and was in turn superceded by the MTL5. One of the best features of the camera was the very robust metal curtain shutter that moves vertically and like the rest of the camera was built to last! Like Miranda cameras many Prakticas of this era also put the shutter button the front of the camera at a 45 degree angle.

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