Praktica MTL 5 B with a 55mm f:1.8 Fujinon lens attached and black leather case!
The Praktica MTL 5 B is a 35mm SLR made in Dresden, East Germany by Pentacon between 1985 & 1989. About 567,000 examples were produced.
It is a minor upgrade from the Praktica MTL 5. It features TTL exposure metering, triggered by a stop down button next to the front-mounted shutter release. A match-needle display on the right side of the viewfinder indicates whether the chosen combination of shutter speed and aperture will lead to under-, over-, or correct exposure.
The meter is powered by a battery fitted in the base. On early models a PX625 mercury battery was required; later models used the LR44 alkaline. Batteries are not required if metering is not used. Film speed set by lifting and turning the shutter speed dial.
The steel-bladed focal plane shutter runs vertically at speeds from 1s to 1/1000s, plus B (bulb) for long exposures. The film speed setting ranges from 12 ASA (12 DIN) to 1600 ASA (33 DIN). Interchangeable lenses utilize the M42 screw mount, with the (Meyer Optik Oreston) Pentacon 1.8/50mm multi-coated lens being most commonly found.
Other features include:
- Microprism in viewfinder has diagonal pattern.
- Self-timer with 10-second delay.
- X-flash sync is at 1/125s.
- Easy film loading system.
~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!
Overall condition - Body and case are in excellent condition, there some fungus in lens - 8/10
~Example photos can be found here.
~Manual can be found here.
~Film for this camera can be found here
This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.
- We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.