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REVIEW: Praktica LTL

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-05-26

Praktica LTL

Manufactured: 1970 - 75

Technical info

Lens mount: M42
Shutter speeds: 1/1000s to 1 + B (Bulb)
Light meter: Through the lens, center weighted (ISO 12 - 1600)
Battery: PX625 (1.3v mercury)
Flash: hot shoe (sync 1/125 sec)
Weight: 580g


Takes standard 135 film

24×36 mm negative size.


Good size and brightness.

Focus screen:

Exposure meter (match needle)

Shutter type:

Focal plane
Vertical metal blade.

All mechanical.

Build quality:

These are very well built.
The feel of the camera is fairly good.


A nice and reliable camera that will probably work another 40+ years.
The feel of the camera is fairly good but can feel a bit hollow almost.
But it is still robust.

The viewfinder is not the best and the shutter button feels a bit misplaced.
But that are things one can easy get used to.

Thumbs up:
All mechanical shutter

Thumbs down:
1.3v mercury battery
No mirror lock

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