Praktica Super TL 35mm camera review

This is a review of the Praktica Super TL 35mm SLR camera which was made by Pentacon some time between 1968 and 1976. Praktica Super TL Images My Praktica Super TL Camera I purchased this camera as a non working model with an aim to servicing it and restoring it to it’s fully working condition. There were several units available from the same supplier on eBay, but because my intention was to improve my repair skills, I concentrated on finding […]

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Praktica LTL 35mm vintage SLR camera.

This is a review of a Praktica LTL 35mm single lens reflex camera which was made by Pentacon in East Germany sometime between 1970 and 1975. Praktica LTL Images My Praktica LTL Camera This camera was donated to my camera collection by my brother Paul who has owned the camera since new. The camera has seen a lot of action in the past, having accompanied him all around the world when he was an officer in the Merchant Navy, but […]

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Vintage & Classic Lens Index

This is the Index page to the classic lenses I own and have reviewed. Follow the links for reviews and sample pictures.

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Praktica IV 35mm SLR

The Praktica IV 35mm slr was manufactured in East Germany between 1960 and 1964. There were a few different models – the one I have is a version 2, which was the first made by the newly formed Pentacon company, and is fitted with a Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primotar 50mm f/2.8 lens. Praktica IV Images My Praktica IV Camera. I bought this camera from a charity shop outlet on EBay for £7-10 and received the camera a few days later. The […]

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Praktica LB with Meyer-Optik Domiplan

A review of the Praktica LB 35mm SLR from 1971 fitted with an M42 mount Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Domiplan

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Stripping and cleaning a Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 M42 lens

This post describes the procedure to strip down and clean a Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Domiplan lens which had sticky aperture blades

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