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Extension Tubes/Release Transmission for Exakta

Extension Tubes

It seems like almost every Exakta outfit you run across has a set of extension tubes. Many are from aftermarket manufacturers,  but genuine Ihagee sets are not difficult to find. They are always five piece sets, with front and rear mounting rings each of 5mm thickness, and tubes of  5, 15 and 30mm. There are many variations in finish and markings.

Release Transmission

An unusual device which maintained the automatic diaphragm on lenses so equipped while using extension tubes or bellows. It consists of a rod, and brackets that attach to the release button on the lens and the shutter release on the camera. When the shutter button is pressed, it presses the release button on the lens. The Release transmission is supplied with two rods of different lengths to accommodate different amounts of extension