Film camera Foticon MTL3 is a single-lens camera manufactured by Pentacon. Export version of Praktica MTL3 for the US market.

Standard lens - Pancolar 2/50 Carl Zeiss Jena.

Foticon MTL3 Specifications

Issue Kombinat veb pentacon dresden Chief Designer Rolf Noack
Production period
March 1978 - February 1984 Total produced Produced as part of Praktica MTL3-series (865,395)
Shutter Mechanically controlled vertical travel with focal metal shutters gate Available excerpts shutter
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000
Viewfinder Pentaprism, fixed at the corner of the eyes, matte screen with focusing area (fresnel lens), display of exposure and exposure meter readings Mirror Returnable
Film feed quick-release lever (black), Pentacon Loading-System, fold-out rewind crank (black), auto-zeroing frame counter Bayonet mount M42x1
Self-descent 10sec Battery V625 (625A)
Metering system
TTL-measure (stopped-down), depth of field preview using a button on the body Flash external, X-sync (1/125), shoe over pentaprism
Flash indication
no Aperture display in viewfinder
Notes Compact size, injection molded plastic body with leatherette finish

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