Elgawa N 128 C

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Flash manufactured in Eastern Germany (DDR) to be mounted in the hot-shoe of Praktica SLRs.

The Elgawa N 128 succeeded the Elgawa SL 3. Like its predecessor, it needs a 220 volt AC connection to work. The power cable is not detachable.

There is two versions of the flash, the manual only N 128 and the auto thyristor N 128 C.


Generic flash.
Swivel & tilt: no.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only.
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 98 volt.
Field upgradable: No.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 28.

Production: 1980-1991.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.


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Brand profile

Key info

Established: 1946
HQ: Plauen, Germany

Elgawa was the main brand of Ing. Heinz Blohm, also known as VEB Elgawa and VEB Elektronik Plauen. The company manufactured electrical and electronic appliances. It was located in Plauen, Vogtland, in Eastern Germany (DDR). The company was founded in 1946 and ceased to operate in 1991.

The company manufactured electronic flash units for Praktica SLRs. It also manufactured non-photographic goods such as testing equipment, radio receivers, electrical hotplates and electronic organs.

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