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Praktica L - Camera

Praktica L - Camera

Manual focus M42 mount 35mm SLR released by Pentacon/Praktica. Metal body available in black/silver.

  • Shutter: Vertical metal focal plane, 1s - 1/1000s + B
  • Size: 145 x 96 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 532g
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M42 (also known as Pentax Universal) is a screw-type lens mount for SLR cameras. It was originally developed by Carl Zeiss but was adopted by many other manufacturers throughout Europe and Asia. Other notable M42 manufacturers include Praktica, Fujica, Pentax, and Zenit.

M42 is a very simple system with a long flange distance, making adapters simple and common. Many film manufacturers made adapters for mounting M42 lenses to their systems, and they can also be used with modern SLR & mirrorless cameras quite easily. Because it was used by so many companies, there are a huge number of M42 lenses out there, covering every focal length and level of optical quality.

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Praktica L - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
22 Apr 2024 T66786 € 26.09 Praktica L - Camera Image
25 Apr 2023 T41071 € 25.00 Praktica L - Camera Image
19 Jun 2022 E16830 € 149.00 Praktica L - Camera Image