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Praktica BMS Electronic

A little bit newer but a whole lot more packed in to my latest 35mm SLR. The BMS was only made from 1989-1990, but I have to say it is a joy to use and feels really well made. In this video I compare it to my MTL50, and explain what’s been added.

Unfortunately it’s has just been announced that we are going back in to lockdown here in the UK. Oh well, I’ll just have to buy more cameras and make more videos. 😁

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Praktika MTL50

When it came to buying my first 35mm SLR for my vintage camera collection, there was only one choice for me. The most popular models among collectors include the Canon AE-1, Pentax K1000, Olympus OM-1 and, if you’re not short of piles of cash, the Leica M6. But I was keen to get the same model as the first SLR I owned back in 1985, the Praktica MTL50.

Fortunately, as they are not as popular, they have not held their value as well as the other models. So I was able to get one in great condition for a nice low price. All it needed was a new battery and it was ready to go.

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