Captain Jack's Praktina Lens Page  

Being one of the first "System" cameras, a number of lens manufacturer's produced lenses in Praktina mount The lenses in my collection are shown below in several tables from the following lens makers. Many other lenses exist and I will add them as my collecting luck and funds permit.

A. Carl Zeiss, Jena  
B. Steinheil Optik, München  
C. Albert Schacht, Ulm-Donau  
D. Schneider, Kreuznach  
E.

Meyer-Optik, Görlitz

 

Carl Zeiss, Jena Lenses (Click on underlined lens name to view the lens)

 
Lenses with preset diaphragm for all model Praktinas
Lens Focal Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 Tessar 40/4.5 16 4 0.4 Preset
 Tessar 50/2.8 16 4 0.5 Preset
 Biotar 58/2.0 16 6 0.5 Preset
 Biotar 75/1.5 16 6 0.8 Preset
 Sonnar 180/2.8 22 5 1.5 Preset
 
Lenses with semi-auto diaphragm for Praktina FX, Version 2 and IIa, Version 2
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 Flektogon 35/2.8 16 6 0.35 Semi-auto
 Biotar 58/2.0 16 6 0.5 Semi-auto
 
Lenses with auto diaphragm for Praktina IIa, Versions 1 and 2
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 Flektogon

25/4.0

22 7 0.2 Auto
 Flektogon 35/2.8 22 6 0.36 Auto
 Tessar 50/2.8 22 4 0.5 Auto
 Flexon 50/2.0 22 6 0.5 Auto
 Pancolar 50/2.0 22 6 0.5 Auto
 Biometar 80/2.8 22 5 0.8 Auto
 Biometar 120/2.8
22
5 1.3 Auto

 

  Steinheil Optik, München Lenses (Click on underlined lens name to view the lens)

 
Lenses with preset diaphragm for all model Praktinas
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 Quinar 135/2.8 32 5 1 Preset
 Tele-Quinar 300/4.5 32 5 3 Preset

Steinheil also manufactured the 200mm f4.5 Tele-Quinar Lens in Praktina mount.

 
Lenses with semi-auto diaphragm for Praktina FX, Version 2 and IIa, Version 2
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 Quinon 55/1.9 16 6 0.5 Semi-auto

 

A. Schacht, Ulm-Donau Lenses (Click on underlined lens name to view the lens)

 
Lenses with auto diaphragm for Praktina IIa, Versions 1 and 2
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 IIA-S-Travegon 35/2.8 22 7 0.5 Auto
 IIA-S-Travenar 50/2.8 22 4 0.5 Auto
 
Lenses with semi-auto diaphragm for Praktina FX, Version 2 and IIa, Version 2
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 FX-Travenar 135/3.5 32 4 1.5 Semi-auto

 

Schneider, Kreuznach Lenses (Click on underlined lens name to view the lens)

 
Lenses with preset diaphragm for all model Praktinas
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
 Tele-Xenar 135/3.5 22 4 1.5 Preset
 Tele-Xenar 200/5.5 32 4 2.0 Preset

Schneider also manufactured the 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar Lens in Praktina mount.

 

Meyer-Optik, Görlitz Lenses (Click on underlined lens name to view the lens)

 
Lenses with preset diaphragm for all model Praktinas
Lens Focal
Length/Speed
Smallest F/stop # of Elements Closest
Focus (m)
Type of Diaphragm
Trioplan 100/2.8 22 3 1.1 Preset
 Primotar 180/3.5 22 4 2.2 Preset

Notes:

Praktina mount manual and preset lenses can be used on all Praktina models.

Semi-automatic Praktina lenses for the FX, Version 2, fit but will not work properly on the Praktina IIA, Version 1. The fully automatic lenses for Praktina IIA fit but won't work on either version FX. Only the Praktina IIA, Version 2, works with both types of lenses. This can be seen in the mechanism to stop down the lens diaphragm. The internal actuating pin on the FX, Version 2, moves outward while the diaphragm actuating pin on the IIA moves inward when the shutter release is pressed causing the diaphragm to close.

 

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