Written on: 20/09/2012
The Praktica MTL 50 was the final fling in M42 screw thread cameras in was the most popular model around 1988- until The Early 90s many people don't know that Prakticas were built by hand by skilled workers who had vast experience in design and quality to compare a Leica to one is a bit churlish ans in fact photo=snobbery taken as an insultThe Pentacon Prime Lenses were in fact made by "The Best" Carl Zeiss Jena most were rebadged Pancolours or Tessars and Sonners The MTL 50 was... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2012 by 4Jackie2 (1 review written)
I have used this camera for years and years to take pictures of and eclipse of the moon with all 3 lens added together and had to remove the 2 X lens as the moon was to big LOL I have a picture across a 100 year flood in the salt river and you can see the red light a mile plus away on a traffic light . . This is a rock solid camera ! (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2008 by jorisbens (1 review written)
Cheap camera, but with lots of possibilities, a good choice for an amateur photographer. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2005 by biggles44 (2 reviews written)
Using my second Prakica after 10 years away and I realise what I'd been missing. Pentax make great SLRs, but it's nice to come back to the inventors of the pentax (HAH!) screw. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2005 by atticusblack (1 review written)
I own 3 35mm SLR cameras (Yashica 250-af, Yashica 230-af and a Praktica LTL-3). Although the Yashicas are newer than my Praktica, it's the LTL that I use the most. I prefer the all manual operation, and although a little heavy compared to more modern slrs, it feel well built and robust.
Lenses are cheap and readily availably from secondhand camera stores, I bought an 80-200mm zoom for £5 recently.
In summary, a great camera for those just getting into 'serious' photography or those on a... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2003 by robot.
Great platform for M42 screwmount lenses. They are a great buy, if you get one not corroded by battery acid. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2002 by Guru.
This review covers most of the Praktica Manual SLRs built in the 1970s-80s. The models are all similar, some had lightmeters, some had selftimers, but were basically the same camera. No "bells or whistles", these were basic manual exposure, manual focus SLRs. I owned a NOVA II in 1985, which introduced me to "proper" photography. The shutter speed range was 1-1000th sec + B, the flash snyc. was about 100th sec. The standard lens was the fantastic Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f-2.8, which was... (read more)