The Cavalier SLR-II film camera is the US version of the Praktica Nova I.

Specifications Cavalier SLR-II

Issue VEB Pentacon Dresden Kamera- und Kinowerke; from 01.1968 Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden Chief Designer Herbert Welzel
Production period
1967 - 1972 Total produced as part of Praktica nova I (136,400)
Shutter mechanically controlled vertically moving focal gate with fabric rubberized curtains Available excerpts shutter
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500
Viewfinder fixed viewfinder at eye level (pentaprism) Mirror automatically returned
Film feed Hand Bayonet mount M42x1
Self-descent Battery
Metering system
no Flash X- and F-, no shoe
Flash indication
no Aperture display in viewfinder
Notes Leatherette finish Lens Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8 / 50

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