apr 28, 2005; 09:37 a.m.
Praktica cameras were manufactured by Pentacon in Dresden in eastern Germany, formerly within the GDR (prior to German reunification in 1990). Pentacon is the modern-day successor to Dresden camera firms such as Zeiss Ikon. This MTL-5 was made in 1983. The vertical, metal-curtained focal plane shutter runs from 1s to 1/1000s +B, with a self-timer giving a delay of about 7 seconds. The vertical blades allow X-flash sync up to 1/125s.