Ihagee EXA 1 35mm Camera Body

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Brand Ihagee EXA
Model 1
Body type SLR
Format 35mm
Storage types Film

Condition: Excellent+

Ihagee EXA 1 35mm Camera Body

Exellent cosmetic condition, fully operational, please note that there is minor marks on the focus screen

Circa 1962 - 1964 / model without strap lugs

General Exa 1 Information

Exa 1 is a 35mm film SLR camera, manufactured by Ihagee Kamerawerk Steenbergen & Co, Dresden, former East Germany and produced between 1962-64. Exa 1 is totally different body shape than its precursor Exa series. The rounded body shape is larger and heavier.

Ihagee was the largest independent camera manufacturer in East Germany. The true Exaktas and Exas are ones made by Ihagee in Dresden.

Although Exa is much simpler than the 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. During the 25th year of production of the 35mm Exaktas, Ihagee introduced the black and white labels as for Exacta IIa as for the Exa.

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.
Model: 1964, Version 2.1.2, (A&R: 2, Hummel: 053)
Produced between 1963-64, quantity 16000
Engraving on the top plate: Ihagee Dresden
Lens release: by a lever on the left side of the lens mount
Focusing: ground glass screen,
Shutter: Mirror acts like a curtain as a part of the shutter, vertical moving, due to this maximum speed is limited; speeds: 1/30-1/175 +B
Mirror: returns to up position after cocking the shutter
Shutter release: button, left upper side of the lens mount flange, w/ cable release socket,
It can be pressed with the plunger on the lenses, w/ cable release socket also
Shutter lock device: a lever and a red dot behind it, on the back left side of the top plate
Cocking knob: also winds the film and returns the mirror, right side of the top plate
Viewfinder: Waist level finder, w/ a magnifier, interchangeable with Exakta SLR pentaprism finders
Finder releasing: simply up-ward pushing by the black handle on the back lower side of the finder
Flash PC socket: sync marks engraved on the top plate, near the speed setting ring, bulb and electronic flash icons for X and M
Memory dial; Tripod socket 1/4inch; Strap lugs; Back coverremovable with the bottom plate
Body: Metallic; Weight: 681g

Camera House Price: £22.00

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Looking after your camera

Use a Camera Bag

A camera bag does more than just protect the camera against scratches and dust: It keeps it safe from rain because many are waterproof on the outside.

Be Very Careful Around the LCD Screen and Camera Lens

Use only special equipment to clean your camera’s LCD screen and camera lens. Buy a special cleaning kit that includes liquid solutions, microfiber cloths and brushes that have been specially designed to clean your camera lens.

Never Leave Your Batteries in Your Camera for Too Long
Many camera batteries are now alkaline or lithium formats. If you keep your camera with the batteries inside of it in a moist area, then the batteries can get corrosive. So if you’re thinking about just putting your camera on the shelf for several months, do yourself a favor and remove them.

Turn Your Camera Off Prior to Doing Anything

Before you do anything to your camera, always keep in mind that it should be turned off first. No matter what it is—swapping lenses, changing memory cards or disconnecting or attaching cables—your camera should be turned off.

Cold and Wet Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Camera Body
Take your camera out only in a waterproof bag. If the weather’s unusually cold, just wrap your camera in a plastic bag that has silica desiccant packets for the reduction of moisture. It’s also a smart idea to have a soft towel with you to wipe off any moisture, just in case it should get on your camera.

Good Memory Card Care Is Good Camera Care

Only transport your memory cards inside of a protective caseMake sure the memory cards stay dust-free at all times. When removing memory cards, make sure you do so indoors or in non-dusty situations.
Make sure that you keep memory cards only in cool places. Never keep them in places where they may heat up, like dashboards or glove compartments.
Never place your memory cards close to magnetic sources. Examples of magnetic sources are things such as audio speakers, TV monitors and actual magnets.

Use a Filter to Protect Your Camera Lens

The lens of your camera is naturally fragile. As such, it’s susceptible to scratches, cracks, dents…you name it. A UV filter will not only will you give your lens a fighting chance, but you’ll also enhance the quality of your pictures.

Condensation Can Be Controlled

Condensation normally happens when you move your camera between different temperatures.
Allow your camera a chance to naturally get used to the hotter environment. Don’t place it inside a closed plastic bag when transporting it between different temperatures! Just let the camera sit in the humid temperature for a while, until condensation disappears.
If this still doesn’t get rid of all of it, you can utilize a soft cloth to wipe away any remaining moisture and marks left behind from the condensation.