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Ihagee Exa II

The Exa II, feature-wise,  was a model in between the Exa I and the Exakta. It had a focal plane shutter with speeds of 1/2 to 1/250th of a second. The sector shutters tend to vignette with longer lenses. The Exa II did not. It also has a lever film advance, something the other Exas from 1959 did not have.

What set it apart from the Exakta line was a fixed finder, a prism, and it was based on the Exa style frame. It was produced from 1959 until 1963. Serial numbers run from 200,000 to 290,000.