Praktica MTL5 -- my 1st film camera

2007-12-14
I manage to get some shots of my 1st film camera -- Praktica MTL5 along with my Prakticar 28-70 zoom f/3.5-4.8. Two of my brothers got me this film camera long time ago when I was a teenager starting out with interest in photography. I still remembered one particular night that my 3rd brother Antonio drove me all around Macau and Taipa island for a night shooting of Macau.

I used my K100D with Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 to make it a complete shoot on M42 lens shooting M42 lens -- all in hand-held snapshots with manual focusing and stop down metering. First three shots are done with Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 and the rest are done with Prakitcar 28-70 zoom.


Praktica MTL5 + Prakticar 28-70 f/3.5-4.8 MC zoom
Praktica MTL5
Love the contrast look
Praktica MTL5
My favorite shot
Praktica MTL5
Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 wide open
Praktica MTL5Please don't go shop crazy for these lens as the Prakitcar 28-70 is really hard in focusing with a short focusing ring. I am dumb founded today in using it on shooting the Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 & SuperTak 35mm f/3.5. All editing in post processing are done in Picasa with minor tunning on 'I am feeling lucky', 'shadow', 'highlight' and light adjustment

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4 comments:

Jimmy Yen said...

Love Praktica's Camera, Strong for using.

Also have Praktica MTL 50 and Pentacon 50mm f1.8, it's charming when bringing with.

Hin Man said...

My Praktica is now left almost like a collector item. I may take it out for a test roll.

Davide Tambuchi said...

Praktica cameras are very solid, And very good for analog photo! I have an old PRaktica LB still 100% working, and a beautiful series of MTL5, 5b, 50, TL1000.

Hin Man said...

Thank you for the visit. I have been waiting for a chance to run through a roll of film on my Praktika. I have sold all of my 42 lenses already, it is a shame in fighting with too many unused lens. But I did get a adaptall-2 in m42 mount and I have tamron adaptall-2 lenses to use with my Praktica MTL5 film camera.

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