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Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera

Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera

Manual focus Exakta mount 35mm SLR released by Ihagee Dresden in 1964. It has interchangeable finders, including a waist level and prism. Like other Exa models, it has a unique shutter design that combines the shutter blades with the mirror mechanism. Metal body available in silver.

  • Shutter: 1/30s - 1/175s + B
  • Size: 132 x 98 x 50mm
  • Weight: 626g (prism finder)
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Ihagee's Kine Exakta is widely considered the first popular 35mm SLR ever made. This camera, as well as its followups, all use the Exakta mount. This system, introduced in 1936, opened the door for 35mm SLR photography. SLRs allowed for far more photographic applications than rangefinders, including medical photography, microscopes, telephoto lenses, etc.

Over 20 Exakta camera models were produced from 1936 to 1969. The Exakta mount was used with minor modification by Tokyo Kogaku in their Topcon cameras, so there is lens interchangeability between the two systems.

Lenses for Exakta systems were made by many manufacturers like Carl Zeiss, Meyer Optik, Schneider-Kreuznach, E. Ludwig, Enna, Kilfitt, Isco-Göttingen, Rodenstock, Schacht & Steinheil. One of the best known lenses for the Exakta system is the Carl Zeiss 58mm F2 Biotar lens. The Biotar design was later used by many Russian and Japanese lens manufacturers.

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Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
13 Jul 2024 T72377 € 80,70 Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera Image
23 Jun 2024 T72199 € 101,00 Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera Image
14 May 2024 T69490 € 79,00 Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera Image
18 Dec 2022 T33662 € 79,00 Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera Image
12 Sep 2022 T23528 € 49,00 Ihagee Exa 1a - Camera Image