From 1979 catalogue
Development from PLC2 - different body trim with
waffle texture, co-axial socket, brighter focusing screen, +/- exposure
indication in viewfinder, and quieter shutter.
Choice of standard lenses - 50 mm. f/1.8 Pentacon,
50 mm. f/1.8 Pancolour and 50 mm. f/2.8 Tessar. Standard lenses all
take 49 mm. filters. Viewfinder window grooved to accept accessories.
Film speed range 12 - 1600 ASA.
Praktica PLC3 specification from 1979 catalogue
Full aperture TTL metering by exclusive Electric
Diaphragm Control system. Steel-bladed vertical focal-plane shutter
with 'noise-damping' synchronising to 1/125th second with electronic
flash. Brighter, high-contrast split-image rangefinder screen. Plus
and minus indication of exposure in viewfinder. Built-in accessory
shoe with hot-shoe connection and co-axial socket for extended work.
Shutter speeds from 1 second to one-thousandth second, and B. Delayed
action mechanism. Rapid wind-on lever. Modern restyled body design.
From 1979 catalogue
From undated catalogue
This model is built like the PRAKTICA
super TL3 and is fitted for shutter speeds from 1/1000 to 1 sec.,
with self-timer, and the automatic exposure system of the PRAKTICA
MTL3. This too is based on the famous system of the PENTACON internal
metering; however, with the PRAKTICA PLC3, as to the PENTACON world
priority for cameras with electric diaphragm control, the aperture
values are not mecahnically but electrically transferred to the light-meterng
system without any friction and inertia. Metering takes place at full
aperture and with brightest finder mage - even when taking close-ups
with extension accessories. In addition to the special lenses with
electric diaphragm control (20 to 300 mm. focal length), all other
PRAKTICA lenses may be used: the automatic exposure control is simply
switched to stopped-down aperture metering.
Dimensions with PENTACON auto f/1.8
50 mm. MC lens: 142 mm x 96 mm x 88 mm
Weight with PENTACON auto f/1.8 50 mm.
MC lens and PX21 battery: 810 g.
1980 price: with Pentacon electric 50
mm. f/1.8 lens £114.95
Accessories Catalogue c1978