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Praktica LTL3 (Pentacon), 35mm SLR

The Pracktica LTL3 joined the LTL SLR series that was was introduced in 1972. Most well used LTL's will probably be on their last legs by now. The LTL series was not as robust as the earlier Novas and mechanically they ore often outlived by their predecessors. This LTL3 is very little used and was donated by Mr. M. Machin in 1993. Despite little use the light meter died, this appears to be a common fault with these cameras. After this the metal vertical focal plane shutter will probably give up the ghost which is another fairly common occurrence with members of the LTL series. In keeping with every Praktica I have ever heard, the shutter mechanism is wondrously noisy, with a noticeable inertia jolt as the blinds close. The LTLs were a bit of a low point for Prakticas, the BC series which came later was much better, but arguably the reputational damage was done.

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Pentacon, Praktica LTL3 35mm SLR
Body No. 112079
Shutter, Vertical, speeds B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500 & 1000th
Lens, Carl Zeiss Jena, Flektogon 35mm f/2.4
Condition, 4H

 

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