Ihagee Dresdan Exakta Camera

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  1. Montowi102

    Montowi102 TPF Noob!

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    I found this camera in a box of my grandfather's stuff after he passed. I've have no idea where it came from or how long he'd had it. Identifying marks on camera include:
    "EXAKTA" written in white on back background above lense
    "IGAHEE" and "DRESDAN" on either side of the lense
    "USSR Occupied" on right near dial

    Lense is:
    Steinheil Munchen Auto-Quinon
    1:1.9
    f+ 55mm
    1642172

    Came in a hard brown leather case with "IGAHEE" in script across the front.

    I've attending to search online for any information about the age of this camera, I beleive it was made between 1956-1963. Maybe the US version of a popular german camera. I'm not able to post pictures for whatever reason, I'll try again later. But in the meantine, any ideas?


     
  2. compur

    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The Exakta cameras are a famous line of SLRs with many fans. There is lots of info on the web about them.

    BTW, that's a very good lens -- I have one.
     
  3. IanG

    IanG No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The "USSR Occupied" means it was officially imported into the US and that it's a post WWII model. It'll won't be a Varex as that name couldn't be used in the US so will be a V, VX, VXIIa or b most likely, all great cameras.

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