The Pentacon Six TL is a medium format single-lens reflex film camera manufactured in the GDR at the VEB Pentacon plant.

An example of a photo from the Pentacon Six TL camera

Photo author Aikamieli Ikävalko

Specifications Pentacon Six TL

Issue Kombinat veb pentacon dresden Chief Designer Siegfried Boehm
Production period
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Shutter Mechanically controlled horizontal travel with focal fabric 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 Mine replaceable (pentaprism, TTL-pentaprism, waist level viewfinder, focusing magnifier with corrective lens) with various types of field lenses (7 types) Mirror Returned manually
Film feed lever, automatic zeroing of the frame counter Bayonet mount Pentakon six bajonett
Self-descent Mechanical, 10 sec Battery PX-13 (625)
Metering system
Optional TTL-measurement in pentaprism, ASA from 6 to 1600 (DIN 9-33) with battery PX-13 (625) Flash external, X-sync (1/15), FP for lamps (1/8), connectors on the body behind the lens
Flash indication
no Aperture display in viewfinder
Notes Version with black retaining ring lens, only one coaxial flash socket Lens Pentacon 4/300

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