I've a soft spot for these cameras and own and use a few.
The history is interesting, I find the ergonomics good and they can and do produce good results.
I know feelings are very split on the Praktica range.
And don't forget the predecessors and offsprings like the very good Jenaflex.
Also Revue, Porst etc.
How about posting your results from your Praktica, good and bad experiences,stories etc.
Good cameras, bad cameras, experiences with lenses etc.
Hints and tips would also be good.
It's OK Praktica owners, the skeleton can now come out of the cupboard.
I have a TL 1000 which I've used a few times. Rather big and heavy compared to my Pentax P30 and Nikon FE bodies. I don't use it often enough to bother keeping the weincell batteries around, so I mostly use the "sunny-f5.6" rule (Sunny 16 doesn't work well in Norway). The camera has a construction flaw when shooting bulb: When releasing the trigger, the aperture blades open before the shutter closes.