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Ihagee Vest Pocket Exakta

The Vest Pocket Exaktas are all relatively compact SLR cameras, for 3x4 on 127 film. They all have cloth, focal plane shutters, folding waist level finders, and all share the same basic shape, which evolved into the 35mm Exaktas. After 1935, all were fitted with two pin Vacublitz flash sych sockets. Except for the Exakta Junior, all have removable lenses. All have serial numbers on the focusing mount except the Night Exakta, which has its serial number on the focusing hood.

Some Vest Pocket Exaktas have Exakta spelled with a "c", as in Exacta. The reason for this is not known, however it is not terribly uncommon.

The Vest Pocket Exakta was available in five different models:

Ihagee Vest Pocket Exakta A

Ihagee Vest Pocket Exakta B

Ihagee Vest Pocket Exakta C

Ihagee Vest Pocket Night Exakta

Ihagee Vest Pocket Junior