Praktica L2Film Camera

Praktica L2

  • Camera Type for Praktica L2


  • Film Type for Praktica L2


  • Manufacturer of Praktica L2


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Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Praktica L2146 x 100 x 50 mm
  • Camera Weight for Praktica L2700 g
  • Camera Build Material for Praktica L2Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Praktica L2Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Praktica L2Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Praktica L21/1 – 1/500
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Praktica L212 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Praktica L2Manual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Praktica L2Center-weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Praktica L2Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Praktica L2Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Praktica L2M42 screw mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Praktica L2Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Praktica L2 Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 is a common lens for the Praktica L2 Pentacon 50mm f/1.8Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 is a common lens for the Praktica L2 Helios 44-2 58mm f/2
  • Camera Flash for Praktica L2Praktica L2 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Praktica L2Lens hood is a common accessory for the Praktica L2 Lens hoodCamera strap is a common accessory for the Praktica L2 Camera strapExtra battery is a common accessory for the Praktica L2 Extra battery


  • Camera Battery Type for Praktica L2PX625
  • Battery Life for Praktica L2Approximately one year
  • Battery Replaceable for Praktica L2Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Praktica L2
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Landscape Photography
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Description for Praktica L2 Description for Praktica L2

The Praktica camera is a series of 35mm film SLR cameras that were manufactured by the East German company VEB Pentacon. The Praktica cameras were known for their solid build quality and affordability, making them popular among amateur photographers. The first Praktica camera, the Praktiflex, was introduced in 1949 and featured a waist-level viewfinder. Over the years, the Praktica cameras evolved with various models and improvements, including through-the-lens (TTL) metering, automatic exposure, and motor drive capabilities. The Praktica cameras were compatible with a wide range of M42 screw-mount lenses, offering photographers a versatile system. Despite the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the Praktica cameras continued to be produced until the early 2000s. Today, they are highly regarded as reliable and affordable film cameras for beginners and enthusiasts.

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Some popular models of Praktica cameras include the Praktica MTL3, Praktica MTL5, and Praktica BX20. The MTL3 was introduced in the 1970s and featured TTL metering and a robust construction. The MTL5, introduced in the 1980s, offered improved metering and exposure control. The BX20, released in the 1990s, featured autofocus and motor drive capabilities. Praktica cameras are often praised for their simplicity and ease of use, making them great options for beginners. However, it's important to note that due to their age, finding a fully functional Praktica camera may require some searching and potentially servicing. Additionally, the M42 screw mount lenses used by Praktica cameras are still widely available and can be used on modern digital cameras with the appropriate adapter.

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Description for Praktica L2 Pros and Cons for Praktica L2

Affordable and budget-friendly

Solid build quality

Wide range of lens options

Manual focus and exposure settings can be challenging for beginners

Limited availability of newer models

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Description for Praktica L2 Potential Problems and Fixes for Praktica L2

Shutter Failure

Praktica cameras have been known to suffer from shutter failure. This can be caused by a variety of issues, such as the camera being dropped or mishandled. Regular maintenance and careful handling can help prevent this problem.

Light Meter Issues

The light meter in some Praktica cameras can become unreliable over time. It's important to regularly check the accuracy of the light meter and consider getting it serviced if it's not reading correctly.

Lens Mount Problems

Praktica cameras use an M42 screw mount which can become worn or damaged over time. Regular cleaning and not forcing lenses onto the mount can help prevent this issue.

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