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Chronology of the KW brand  New window

Manufactured in Germany (ex-RDA) from 1953 until (After) 1959.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 11121

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KW Praktina FX

The Praktina FX, at its launch, wanted to be a direct competitor of the Exakta. For this, it was proposed as the centerpiece of a complete camera system, including lenses, prisms and alternative focusing screens, a spring motor, an electric motor, a magnetic remote release, a large capacity back etc ...

The Praktina is an interchangeable lens camera with a rectifier type prism viewfinder and a second Newton type viewfinder.
The curtain type shutter reaches the 1/1000 of a second.

Some features, such as buttons, Newton Viewfinder window make me think of a Contax.