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REVIEW: Praktica Super TL

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-09-26

Praktica Super TL

Manufactured: 1968 - 1976

Technical info

Lens mount: M42 mount
Shutter: 1/500s to 1s plus a Bulb setting
Light meter: Through the lens
Flash: X & M sync connection
Weight: 640g

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Praktica Super TL


Not very good size or brightness.

Build quality:

Like a tank!
Very robust.


In turmes of build quality I must say this is a real gem.
But there are some things thats not so great.
The viewfinder which is not very impressive and a odd shutter button thats directly linked to the stoping down of the aperture.
So if you press the shutter button and let go of it the aperture will go back to wide open even if the shutter is still open.
This can only be a problem with longer shutter speed.

Thumbs up:

All mechanical shutter
Built like a tank

Thumbs down:
Shutter button linked to aperture

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