Good Bye Lenine. The ultimate DDR related film. And yes, a Praktica makes a short appearance.


The Unbearable Lightness of being. This excellent movie has a Praktica camera playing an important role.
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The cover of the Japanese edition of "SPIEGELREFLEXKAMERAS AUS DRESDEN" from Richard Hummel. This is the bible for the  East German cameras aficionados.

Other Praktica related Books (Under Construction).

Het Praktica reflex boek (Dutch)
J. de Granje;
ISBN 90 10 02524 1
Publ.: Elsevier Focus.
Pub. Date: 1979

Contax S Family Camera
Peter Dechert
ISBN: 1879561018
Pub.: Historical Camera Publications
Pub. Date: October 1991

The Praktica Way
Leonard Gaunt;
Pub.: Focal Press

The Praktica Book
Roger Rèossing

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 Praktica cameras in Space.Taken from the advertising brochure "150 years, Cameras from Dresden". Click to enlarge.
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 The Pentacon symbol inspired in the Ernemann building in Dresden.

Newspaper articles about Praktica

ORWO film production was stopped, more information in FOTO online(In German). ORWO was the "official" Praktica film.

Praktica related personal pages

Hendrik's Niva & MZ-Travelpage - Heindrik Merkel uses Praktica B cameras when traveling around the world, they are submitted to a very hard treatment. See "The Equipment-page" for details.

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