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Praktica EE2

Praktica EE2

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 battery check.

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. screw-fitting filters.

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 release.

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.

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