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Praktica LTL3

Praktica LTL3 leaflet cover

Cover of Advertising Leaflet from 1977

Introduced to the UK in about 1976.

Similar to L2 but stop-down metering. Centre weighted.

Improved version of the LTL. Modifications to all cameras in the range include - redesigned delayed action, new meter switch, new shutter speed dial and revised shutter mechanism, new viewfinder screen, and new lever wind.


From 1977 Advertising Leaflet - "Some Technical Details"
  • Genuine single lens mirror reflex camera 24 x 36 mm.
  • Steel-bladed focal plane shutter for 1/1000 sec. to 1 sec. and B
  • Internal metering with beam splitter, light concentrator and photoresistor as part of the automatic exposure control system
  • Measuring range from 1 asb at f/1.4 to 25,000 asb at f/22
  • Maintenance-free battery
  • Favourably arranged measuring key - the hand keeps its position for both metering and shutter releasing
  • Synchro switch for electronic and bulb flash
  • Flash centre contact in the accessory shoe
  • Shortest shutter speed for electronic flash is about 1/125 sec.
  • Eyelievel prism viewfinder with readiness signal
  • Fresnel lens with microprism screen and groundglass circle
  • PL automatic film loading system
  • Anatomically angled shutter release
  • Return mirror
  • Short stroke rapid wind lever
  • Self timer
  • Hinged camera back
  • Automatic exposure counter
  • Interchangeable lenses of 10 to 1,000 mm. focal length
  • Extensive range of accessories for special fields
  • Modern styling, comparably small camera body

LTL3 annotated

From 1977 Advertising Leaflet


1976 prices - with 50 mm. f/2.8 Domiplan £99.33. With 50 mm. f/2.8 Zeiss Tessar £107.87. With 50 mm. f/1.8 Pentacon Auto MC £120.64 With 50 mm. f/1.8 Zeiss Pancolor MC £132.02

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