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Praktica VLC

Praktica VLC

First shown at Photkina 1974.. Uses LLC lenses and accessories. Interchangeable viewfinders, pentaprism, waist level finder, focusing magnifier and choice of screens. Full aperture t.t.l. metering. Match-needle coupled CdS meter. Vertical focal plane shutter, stainless steel, 1-1/1000, B. Flash sync, X at 1/125, B at 1/30. Delayed action. Angled shutter release on front of camera. Top plate and pentaprism light alloy die-casting with satin finish. Single stroke lever wind. No hot shoe but there is a co-axial socket. Fresnel screen with microprism spot. Sign in finder when not wound on. Depth of field preview. Non-rotating shutter speed dial. Filter size 49 mm. Viewfinder window is slotted to allow an eyecup to be fitted. Correction lenses fit into the eyecup. 12 - 1600 ASA. Takes PX21 4.5 v. battery.

Meter has very small angle of acceptance - effectively it is spot meter. As a guide, the area measured is about that of the split-image circle and in that position.

Viewfinders and screens are compatible with those used on the Exakta RTL 1000.

Dimensions, with 50 mm. f/1.8 Pentacon electric lens and pentaprism finder

Width: 142 mm.

Height: 96 mm.

Depth: 101 mm.


With lens 950 g.

Without lens 730 g.

1975 prices: With 50 mm. f/1.8 Pancolor and pentaprism £159.50 With 50 mm. f/1.8 Pentacon Auto and pentaprism £149.50 Case £4.81

Praktica VLC hotshoe attachment

VLC Accessory shoe attachment with co-axial socket for flash sync.

Praktica Accessories Catalogue c1978

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