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New Prakticas - 1976

Four new Praktica models were introduced in 1976 - L2, LTL3, VLC2, PLC2.

According to a 1976 advertiisment, the improvements in the new models included:-

  • The fitting of a new focusing screen of finer fresnel rings, increasing brightness considerably
  • modified wind-on lever which now sits out from the camera when in use, allowing for faster wind-on
  • modifications to the shutter speed dial and DA mechanism for increased speed of use
  • the incorporation into both the 50 mm. f/1.8 Zeiss Pancolor and Pentacon lenses of multi-coating for a considerable reduction of flair potential
  • the re-design of these particular lenses to incorporate auto/manual switches
  • internal modifications bring increased accuracy and provide greater reliability. They include gold and platinum coated contacts for extra conductivity
  • modification of shutter mechanism specifically redesigned to cover all climatic changes

    There is also an LB2 which appears to have been introduced at about the same time, but which does not seem to appear in Praktica advertising.

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