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Praktica Nova B

 

1965-1968

As 'nova' model but with built-in uncoupled, match-needle selenium exposure meter with top-plate display.

With new - smaller - camera body, lever-wind on top, self-zeroing exposure counter, and inclined release. Fresnel focusing screen. Viewfinder indication when shutter not set. F and X sync through co-axial sockets on camera front. X sync is at about 1/40 sec. Bulb sync is at about 1.30 sec. Shutter release threaded for cable release and is lockable.Focal plane shutter with horizontally travelling cloth blinds. Shutter speeds can be selected before or after cocking the shutter but the shutter speed dial rotates both when film is advanced and after the shutter is released. Shutter speeds are 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 sec., which use a set of delaying gears and which require the indcator knob to be set to the red triangle, plus 1/30 to 1/500 sec. There are no speeds available between 1/8 and 1/30.

1966 prices: with Meritar f/2.9 50 mm. maunal, pre-set lens £49 19s. 6d. With Domiplan f/2.8 50 mm. auto lens £56 19s. 6d. With Tessar f/2.8 50 mm. auto lens £66 19s. 6d.

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