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The Praktica FX cameras

From a 1974 advertising leaflet

PRAKTICA FX 1951-1952 Flash synchronixation for X and FP with three contacts situated on the base of the camera; fitted with pre-select diaphragm lenses

PRAKTICA FX 1952-1953 As above, except that the three flash contacts are situated on the front of the camera

PRAKTICA FX 1953-1954 X synchronized only., with two flash contacts on the camera front

PRAKTICA FX 1954-1955 As above, with only one standard flash contact on the camera front. Allowed a pentaprism to be inserted in the reflex hood for eye-level viewing

PRAKTICA FX 2 1956-1957 X and FP synchronization with two standard contacts on the camera front. Introduction of the semi-automatic aperture setting and fully automatic diaphragm control.

PRAKTICA FX3 1956-1957 Technical data as FX2; the series III FX was an internal code of the makers.

PRAKTICA F-X 2 1957-1958 In addition to X synchronisation, this version also had the international standard F synchronisation for flash bulbs; two standard flash contacts on the front of the camera.

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