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Ihagee Exa I

The cosmetic changes to the Exakta was applied to the Exa line in 1961 with the introduction of the Exa I series. The nameplate is marked "EXA I" in bold letters on a black background. The sector shutter was carried over from the earlier Exa models, but the shutter speeds are now selected with a more conventional shutter speed dial. The back is removed for loading film, instead of hinging open. They still accept the finders for the Exakta.

Version 1 (1963-64)

The early version does not have strap lugs. Serial numbers run from 100,000 to 150,000.


Version 2 (1964-65)

The late version does have strap lugs, otherwise it is the same as the first version. Serial numbers run from 150,000 to 175,000.