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Ihagee Exakta Varex VX favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in Germany (ex-RDA) from 1951 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 11053

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Ihagee Exakta Varex VX

This model is the successor to the Kine Exakta, the first  24 x 36 SLR. The VX is the symbol of full maturity of the Exakta, it was for nine years the most advanced SLR in the market. It can provide two finding modes, the traditional hood or the prism.

The cocking is on the left as on most Exakta. A lever allowed to bring the diaphragm to fully open position  for a clearer viewing, and when the cocking was achieved, the diaphragm came to the originally settled aperture value.

Coup de coeurSurely one of the camera that I prefer as it exudes quality and robustness; rocked early in the photography by a bachelor uncle, a great traveler who gave me a Retina and a Minox, my childhood years rhymed a lot with picture. I also believe that the store frequented by my father in Paris was called Image ...

All this to say that from image to Ihagee, one very specific clicks to this type of camera ...