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    Identify this prism

    Can you identify this pentaprism? It's marked Germany, USSR Occupied, KW, so I can safely assume Kamera-Werkstätten was the manufacturer. I'm also assuming it's a 35mm SLR, but that's just a guess. What camera does it go to?

    Btw, in researching this piece, I found this really interesting article: John Noble

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    Could you shed a little more light on it? Literally, I mean. Much of the object is in shadow, and it's a bit difficult to see its shape and such.

    It's always sort of fun finding these kind of mystery things.

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    Here are some more. Hopefully this helps.
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    I'm thinking Exakta. Dresden was in the Russian sector.

    Wait, there's a 'K' and 'S', I don't know. Maybe try searching for camera maufactureer in Dresden?

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    the K is actually a KW logo, which in 1945 would stand for VEB Kamera-Werkstaetten Niedersedlitz, the maker of Praktiflex. So I think that narrows it down some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbattert View Post
    the K is actually a KW logo, which in 1945 would stand for VEB Kamera-Werkstaetten Niedersedlitz, the maker of Praktiflex. So I think that narrows it down some.
    http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Praktiflex

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    My 2 cents, Its def. not Exakta.
    - Derek
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    Quote Originally Posted by dehk View Post
    My 2 cents, Its def. not Exakta.
    We figured that out already.

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    But is it for the Praktiflex or another camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbattert View Post
    But is it for the Praktiflex or another camera?
    Damfino.

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