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Praktica PLC3

Praktica PLC3

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. CdS meter.

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.

PLC3 extras

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

Praktica Accessories Catalogue c1978

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