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This an Exa SLR camera - often called the 'little brother' to the Exakta camera - made in Germany by Ihagee Dresden. Its a lovely camera with a beautiful ribbed leatherette. It's chrome is mostly shiny and bright and she only needs a scant bit of cleaning. With it comes a great Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80mm 2.8f Lens. Very nice for portraits!

Everything seems to function fine. Shutter, aperture, movements and the curtain look good. It has an awesome waist-level viewfinder with magnifier and viewfinder window. If you are looking to get into shoot some real film, then this camera would be fabulous! Its got a great feel to it!

This camera was made in 1952 - but she is snappy, perky and ready to go!


Cosmetics - Excellent. Needs very little cleaning, no dents, a little wear. A few age spots.
Lens - Looks clean and dust-free.
Shutter - Fires well, sounds accurate.

Shutter speeds from 1/25-1/150, +B
Lens Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80mm 2.8f Lens - great for Portraits!

Where did this camera come from? I purchased this one and many others at auction from a collection from a photography store. They seemed to have been cleaned professionally at one point, but they have been sitting around for some time. I only clean the outside, leatherette and big grungy bits very gently. I do not wipe lenses, I simply dust them a bit with a soft brush. I never use compressed air to clean my cameras as that may damage them and just blows the dust around. I do not test any camera with film, but I do test their mechanics. Any small or significant issues are always disclosed.

Exakta Exa - The ORIGINAL EXA - 1952 - with Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80mm 2.8f Lens


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: camera, metal, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 8 reviews
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