Déc 072011
 

Une photo en provenance de FLICKR que Mario désire partager avec vous.
L’auteur est Süleyman

Manufactured by Ihagee Kamerawerk Steenbergen & Co, Dresden, East Germany
35mm film SLR camera
Model: c. 1966 version 3.2, (A&R 2, Hummel 055-058) produced between 1965-77
Alla EXA Ia produced between 1964-77
Version, manufacturing year, body and lens info are as to Andrzej Wrotniak
BODY
Engraving on the top plate: Ihagee Dresden
Lens release: lever on the lens mount
Focusing: matte glass screen , setting ring, scale and DOF scale on the lens
Shutter: Mirror acts like a curtain as a part of the shutter, vertical moving, due to this maximum speed is limited to 1/175speeds: 1/30-1/175 +B
setting: dial and ring on the left of the top plate
Shutter release: on the left of the front plate w/cable release socket
Cocking lever: also winds the film, on the right of the top plate, rapid short stroke
Frame counter: manual reset, decreasing type, on the cocking lever knob
Viewfinder: waist level finder, w/ magnifying glass, opens by a small knob on back side,
changeable with eye levelSLR prism finder
Viewfinder release: turn the small lever to the left and pull-up the finder
Mirror: not instant return, returns to up position after cocking the shutter
Re-wind knob: on the left of the top plate
Re-wind release: a knob, beside the cocking lever
Flash PC socket: on the front plate, setting to X and bulb, the red dot on the speeds dial and symbols on the top plate must be opposite by turning the speeds dial ring
Cold-shoe: none
Memory dial : for ASA under the cocking lever knob, in a small window
Self-timer: none
Back cover: removable with the bottom plate, oıpen by a knob on the bottom
Film loading: special removable teke up spool
Tripod socket: ¼"
Strap lugs
Body: metal; Weight: 727g
serial no. 297782 (in the camera)
LENS
Lens: Meyer-Optik Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 3 elements
Mount: Exakta bayonet mount
Filter thread: 40.5mm , serial no. 5103387 (under side of the lens), produced c.1966
Black zebra finish
Fully Automatic
It has a special shutter release plunger, you can see the DOF by half pressing of it
Aperture: f/2.8-f/22setting: ring and scale on the lens
Focus range: 0.75-12m +inf
Interchangeable with Exakta Varex lenses

There are different name plates and engravings on the some cameras.
The true Exaktas and Exas are ones made by Ihagee in Dresden.
Although Exa is much simpler than the professional Exakta cameras, the workmanship is equally good, finish similar, and the family resemblance obvious. With its lower price, Exa cameras are addressed to the amateur photographers.
Ihagee did not produce their own lenses. Instead, they relied on many of the major optical firms of their day to each produce a series of lenses for their cameras, eg. Carl Zeiss Jena, Meyer-Optik Görlitz and Schneider-Kreuznach. The lenses from these three makers, in terms of the number and variations of lenses produced, are the most plentiful and in most cases the easiest for collectors and users to acquire. Maybe, over 80% of the Exaktas offered for sale are equipped with normal focal length lenses from these three firms.
More info: Andrzej Wrotniak website, Captain Jack website, Maurizio Frizziero website

Photo publiée à l’origine le 7th December, 2011

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