Some of the first variation cameras did not have a nameplate that said FX2 on the front above the lens, only 29,000 of these cameras were produced like this between March 1956 and June 1958. In the same production period some of the cameras had the Praktica FX2 nameplate on.
- Interchangable viewfinder
- Shutter speeds 1/50-1/500 +B
- Flash sync. 1/2, 1/5, 1/10
- M42 screw fitting lens mount
- Electronic and bulb flash connections