Praktica MTL3

The Praktica MTL3, produced between 1978 and 1984 by East German manufacturer Pentacon, is an SLR with an interesting mix of features. Perhaps most notable are the rock solid metal shutter curtains and the TTL metering system integrated into the mirror.

This particular camera is sporting a Helios f2 58mm 44-2 scavenged from a trashed $1 Zenit E.

Make VEB Pentacon
Model Praktica MTL3
Year 1978 – 1984
Format 35mm
Shutter Metal Focal Plane
Speed B, 1 to 1000
Lens Helios
f2 48mm
Focus .9m to ∞
Aperture f2.0 – f16
Light Meter Yes


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