This is an early example of a common modern phenomena – an all automatic camera. Well – sort of. The camera is fully automatic in it’s choice of shutter speed once the lens aperture has been set.
The lens mount is a Praktica PB bayonet mount which is similar in diameter to the Pentax K mount
Specifications, taken from original
Praktica B100 manual:
stepless shutter between 1 sec and 1/1000 sec
selected speed shown in viewfinder by needle
set aperture in viewfinder
manual exposure correction of +/- 2 EV
Fresnel focussing screen with triple wedge, microprism ring and ground glas ring
95% viewfinder coverage
1/90 flash sync, this is also mechanical speed for use without battery
8 sec self timer
connection for motor winder
memory film holder at back
battery control in viewfinder
6v PX28 (4LR44) battery powered
CDS light metering cell
metering range 1 - 19 EV
dimensions: 138x87x49 mm
weight: 530gr. (body only)
This camera is in very good working condition with working built in light meter, and comes with lens and case as pictured. Takes readily available M42 screw mount lens.
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