From 1979 catalogue
Launched in the UK in 1978. Replaced by EE3 c1980
Bulb flash sync. at about 1/30 sec. Electronic flash
sync. at about 1/125 sec. Requires PX21 4.5 v. battery for operation
of shutter and metering. Exposure is determined at the time the shutter
is released, thus giving better results in rapidly changing conditions.
Viewfinder window grooved to accept accessories. 12 - 1600 ASA. No
co-axial connection for flash. CdS meter. Fresnel viewing screen with
split image rangefinder. Viewfnder display show shutter speeds and
1978 Prices. With Pentacon 50 mm. f/1.8 lens £150.
With Pancolor 50 mm. f/1.8 lens £160. Both lenses take 49 mm.
Praktica EE2 specification from 1979 catalogue
Fully automatic aperture-priority TTL metering. Manual
operation if required (1/30th - 1/1000th second). Electronic shutter
giving auto operation from 1 second to 1/1000 second (infinitely variable).
Pointer in viewfinder indicates shutter speed in use. Full aperture
metering using Electric Diaphragm Control system. Manual correction
of exposure within plus or minus 2 stops. Internal viewfinder cover
can be switched in for repro work. Built-in battery check facility.
Swedish steel-bladed vertical focal plane shutter, synchronising up
to 1/125th second with electronic flash. Built-in accessory shoe with
central hot-shoe connection. Microprism screen with fresnel lens and
circular ground glass. PL automatic film loading system. Self timer,
delayed action mechanism. Automatic exposure counter. Angle shutter
From an undated catalogue
In order to dispense taking as much as possible from
technological thinking and to allow so concentration to picture-composing
individualism, this camera is fitted with fully automatic exposure
control. Electrical transmission of aperture values to the internal
measuring system of the camera at open aperture and brightest finder
image is like that in the PLC3. The steel blade focal plane shutter,
however, is fully automatically controlled: by a mini computer the
shutter speed is electronically allocated to the preset diaphragm
value, and that continuously in the range from 1/1000 sec. to 1 sec.
A needle indicates on a scale in the finder image the relevant speed.
If for reason of technique or aethestics over or under exposure is
intentionally desired, the electronicallly given speed can be corrected
within 2 values, and the automatic exposure control can even be switched
off completely. In such a case fixed, again electronically controlled,
shutter speeds from 1/30 sec. to 1/1000 sec. as well as B can be set
for any time desired. Electric diaphragm control and fully automatic
exposure control are effective when taking close-ups too. There is
a versatile range of lenses fitted for the electric transmission of
aperture values (focal lengths from 20 to 300 mm) so that the camera
can be used in all fields imaginable. For lenses not being fitted
with the electric diaphragm control, the fully automatic exposure
control system can be switched to the stopping-down metering system.