Praktica LTL3Film Camera

Praktica LTL3

  • Camera Type for Praktica LTL3


  • Film Type for Praktica LTL3


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Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Praktica LTL3146 x 97 x 50 mm
  • Camera Weight for Praktica LTL3800g
  • Camera Build Material for Praktica LTL3Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Praktica LTL3Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Praktica LTL3Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Praktica LTL31s – 1/1000s
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Praktica LTL312 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Praktica LTL3Manual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Praktica LTL3TTL metering
  • Camera Viewfinder for Praktica LTL3Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Praktica LTL3Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Praktica LTL3M42
  • Common Camera Lenses for Praktica LTL3Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 is a common lens for the Praktica LTL3 Pentacon 50mm f/1.8Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Praktica LTL3 Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f/2.8
  • Camera Flash for Praktica LTL3Praktica LTL3 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Praktica LTL3Lens hood is a common accessory for the Praktica LTL3 Lens hoodCamera case is a common accessory for the Praktica LTL3 Camera caseNeck strap is a common accessory for the Praktica LTL3 Neck strap


  • Camera Battery Type for Praktica LTL3PX625
  • Battery Life for Praktica LTL3Approximately one year
  • Battery Replaceable for Praktica LTL3Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Praktica LTL3
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
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Description for Praktica LTL3 Description for Praktica LTL3

The Praktica LTL3 is a manual focus 35mm SLR camera that was produced by the East German manufacturer Pentacon from 1975 to 1984. It is a sturdy and reliable camera that was popular among amateur photographers. The LTL3 features a cloth focal plane shutter with speeds ranging from 1s to 1/1000s, as well as a built-in light meter for easy exposure control. It has a M42 screw mount, which allows for a wide range of interchangeable lenses. The camera also has a self-timer, multiple exposure capability, and a hot shoe for attaching an external flash. With its robust construction and user-friendly features, the Praktica LTL3 is a great choice for anyone looking to explore film photography.

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The Praktica LTL3 is often praised for its solid build quality and reliable performance. It has a bright viewfinder that makes it easy to compose shots, and the built-in light meter helps photographers achieve accurate exposures. The camera's M42 mount is compatible with a wide range of lenses, including those from other manufacturers. However, it is worth noting that the LTL3 does not have a depth of field preview button or a motor drive option. Additionally, the camera uses a mercury battery for the light meter, which can be difficult to find and replace.

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Description for Praktica LTL3 Pros and Cons for Praktica LTL3

Affordable and widely available

Robust and durable construction

Manual control over exposure settings

Compatible with a wide range of M42 lenses

Limited features compared to modern cameras

No built-in light meter

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Description for Praktica LTL3 Potential Problems and Fixes for Praktica LTL3

Light Meter Failure

The Praktica LTL3's light meter is known to fail over time. It's recommended to have a separate handheld light meter as a backup. Regularly check the light meter for accuracy.

Shutter Speed Inaccuracy

The shutter speed on the Praktica LTL3 can become inaccurate over time. It's advised to test the shutter speed periodically and get it serviced if necessary.

Mirror Slap

The Praktica LTL3 is prone to mirror slap which can cause blurry images at slow shutter speeds. It's recommended to use a tripod or a faster shutter speed to mitigate this issue.

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