The Praktica BCA is a single lens reflex camera. It was manufactured between 1986 and 1989 by Pentacon. Approximately 230,000 units of this model were built. She is the successor of the Praktica B 100.
The Praktica BCA has a built-in light meter. It is designed for an ISO range from 12 to 3200. The sensitivity is adjusted with a wheel on the top of the camera. The correct exposure is measured through the lens of the SLR camera.
The aperture can be set by the photographer himself on the lens and the exposure time is automatically set by the camera according to the exposure measurement. With the exposure time you only have the choice between automatic and 1/60 second, this can also be used without battery.
Praktica BCA has a bulb mode, e. g. for long exposures. The shutter is open for a variable time.
An external flash can be connected via hot shoe.
Batteries needed: 4x LR44
1/1000 s to 1 s