Praktica LB 2

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Pentacon Praktica LB 2

Together with the TTL SLR models, Pentacon kept selling a cheaper model in the Praktica lineup. The LB and the LB 2 that are almost identical. Here are dead simple cameras, typical Praktica build and looks, but with an external Selenium meter. First set the film speed – a ring around the rewind key turned by a tiny pin. Set the aperture and turn the black dial around the rewind dial. The needle in the meter window will decide when the speed is correct. Using the Pentacon ‘auto’ lenses does not step down. This model uses a metal vertical shutter, although at that time, Praktica still sold cloth shutters at compatible, more expensive models.

The LB 2 was offered through several distributors and sold in the US at about half of a Japanese-compatible model. Although a cheap product, my unit functions as it should and looks to match.

List number 9513
Brand KW / Pentacon
Model Praktica LB 2
Manual Butkus
Format 35mm
Introduced 1976
AKA JC Penney SLR 1, Revueflex SL 201, Porst Reflex CX 4
Country DDR
Qty made 65,000
Initial price 135
Currency USD
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight 550 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 620 gr,  Body only
ASA range 8-1600
Kit lens 1,8/50
Lens make Pentacon
Filter size 49 mm
Lens mount Thread
Mount size M42x1
shutter Focal plane vertical metal
shutter make
Light meter Selenium, uncoupled
Winder Lever
Lock No
Speeds T, B, 1-1000
Mirror Auto return
DOF preview No
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe Hot
External sync No
Sync speed 30, 125
Timer Some have.
Battery N/A
Integral flash None


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