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c1969. 35mm film, SLR camera. Same as Praktica Super TL by VEB Pentacon. Also sold as Praktica TL and Pro TL.

Hanimex: Praktica Super TL camera

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by bill339 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:04 pm

The Praktica super TL is a 35mm SLR camera manufactured by VEB Pentacon in Dresden (DDR, former East Germany). It features an M42 lens mount and stop-down TTL metering plus a cloth focal plane shutter. The camera was introduced in 1969 and manufacturing was stopped in 1976. The shutter speeds are 1 second, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 of a second plus B. This camera was also available with a black top cover and silver. A special version of the Praktica Super TL was sold in the Netherlands as the Pentor Super TL. It was also sold by Hanimex as the Hanimex Praktica super TL, Hanimex Super TL, and Hanimex Pro TL. Porst in Germany sold it as the Porst Reflex FX6 while Foto-Quelle sold it as the Revueflex SL. In the United States it was sold as the Cavalier STL-I. The picture size is 24 x 36mm and the camera has two PC sync of X, and F – but no shoe. The preview button and CDS meter used a PX675 mercury battery but replacements are available today. Other features are a fold out pull up rewind crank handle. Rewind film release button, a lockable shutter release button capable of receiving a cable plunger, light metering button on the front, and a 1’4 inch 20 thread tripod socket.

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