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Praktica BCS

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Is a 35mm SLR camera released by Praktica in 1989 it was a continuation of the B series of Praktica cameras. It is very similar to the B100 with cosmetic changes and an in viewfinder LED shutter speed indication, in favour of the B100 match needle. The BCA used aperture priority and automatic shutter speed selection. The aperture is visible in the viewfinder via a small window seen above the lens. There is minimal ability to manually select shutter speeds other than for flash use (1/60th) and bulb mode. Over/under exposure of +/- 2 is available.


  • Type: SLR camera body
  • Manufacturer: Pentacon, Dresden (DDR, former East Germany)
  • Years of production: 1989-1990
  • Film: 35mm with speeds 12 to 3200 ASA
  • Lens mount: Praktica bayonet with EDC (electronic diaphragm control)
  • Shutter: electronically controlled metal focal plane shutter, speeds B, 1, 1/5, 1/10, 1/30, 1/60 (flash synch.), 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, mechanical fixed speed 1/60 sec
  • Metering: TTL with cadmium sulfide photo resistor
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism finder, shows 95% of image, ground glass screen with split image and microprism focusing aid, red, green and yellow LEDs for exposure time control
  • Batteries: 4×LR44

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