Praktica MTL 5B vintage film SLR
Made in Germany!
The Praktica MTL 5 B is a 35mm SLR made in Dresden, East Germany by Pentacon between 1985 & 1989.
About 567,000 examples were produced. It is a minor upgrade from the Praktica MTL 5. It features TTL exposure metering, triggered by a stop down button next to the front-mounted shutter release. A match-needle display on the right side of the viewfinder indicates whether the chosen combination of shutter speed and aperture will lead to under-, over-, or correct exposure.
The meter is powered by a battery fitted in the base. On early models a PX625 mercury battery was required; later models used the LR44 alkaline. Batteries are not required if metering is not used.
Film speed set by lifting and turning the shutter speed dial.
The steel-bladed focal plane shutter runs vertically at speeds from 1s to 1/1000s, plus B (bulb) for long exposures. The film speed setting ranges from 12 ASA (12 DIN) to 1600 ASA (33 DIN).
Interchangeable lenses utilize the M42 screw mount, with the (Meyer Optik Oreston) Pentacon 1.8/50mm multi-coated lens being most commonly found.
Interchangeable lenses are fixed with an M42 screw mount.
Camera is in very good condition, all speeds work.
Meter functionality is not confirmed – selling as fully manual camera with not working meter.
Comes as body only.