Pentacon Super

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The Pentacon Super is a 35mm film SLR camera made by Pentacon in Dresden from 1968-72.[1] It has an M42 lens mount, and a vertical, metal focal-plane shutter, with speeds 10 - 1/2000 second, plus 'B', synchronised for electronic flash at 1/125 second. The camera has interchangeable viewfinders; a waist-level finder can be used, or there is a prism finder with through-the-lens CdS metering (the finder requires its own battery). There is a coupling in the base for a motor-drive, intended for use with a film magazine holding 17 metres of film, as illustrated below.


  1. Pentacon Super at (text in German, with some interesting pictures)