Not yet a report, but as soon as I get some new batteries (AAA for the lens AF) and 6-volt for the Praktica B20) I'll be back. REcent mention of it on this site, reminded me that I had not yet acquired this last piece in my DDR collection (heaven help me I do collect them). The camera I plan to use is essentially the ultimate Praktica from the workers' and peasants' state, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik. The camera that followed it, the BX20s, was the last gasp of Pentacon production and I think most were sold after the end of the Republik. It has 'electronic' controlled automatic exposure (the 3 brass pins on the lens and body). This development was one of VEB Pentacon's last contributions to the camera world The 55-200mm AF lens may have been designed in the DDR, but it was manufactured by Sigma in Japan (LINK). Here is the lens on the Praktica BX20. The AF is activated (we shall see if it works) by pressing the shutter release part way. That also locks focus. When I can get all the components together and it stops raining, I'll be back.