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EXAKTA VP

Cameras from Maurizio Frizziero Collection


EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 1), 1933 #403455

This was the first Exakta! This version is very rare with its 22mm in diameter milled knob for film tranport and shutter tensioning. The lens thread diameter is 39,5mm with 0,5mm pitch. This camera is in very fine condition, except the left curtain (as often happens, wrinkled). The camera works but the curtains must be registered. No sun and moon over logo Ihagee.

Si tratta della prima Exakta prodotta. Questa versione è molto rara, riconoscibile dal pomello di ricarica (diametro 22mm e di spessore maggiore rispetto a quello del modello successivo (26mm). Questo esemplare funziona ed è in straordinarie condizioni, ad eccezione della tendina di sinistra, arricciata, le tendine vanno registrate. Non ci sono sole e luna sopra il logo Ihagee.

Body number 403455 Fine leather case.

Numero seriale 403455 Bella borsa di cuoio. Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 2), 1933 #412148

This is the second version of the VP A, made in 1993. The pith is 0,75mm while the knob diameter increses to 26mm. The lens is cloudy and the black paint shows corrosion near the speed dial. The camera is in good condition except the curtains who are dry and pinholed. The synch plug on the left side was added.

Questa è la seconda versione dell’Exakta, prodotta sempre nel 1933. Il passo aumenta a 0,75, il diametro del pomello di ricarica passa a 26mm. L’obiettivo e opaco e lo smalto nero presenta segni di corrosione vicino alla ghiera dei tempi. Per il resto la macchina è in buone condizioni salvo le tendine che sono secche. La presa sincro è stata aggiunta.

Body number 412148 leather case (first type, avg)

Numero seriale 412148 borsa primo tipo (mediocre).

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EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 3), 1934 #420558

This 3rd version is like the preceding one except for the lens infinity lock lever (now on the left hand side). The camera is in avg condition, the curtains are bad even if the shutter fires.

Questa terza versione è uguale alla precedente ad eccezione della leva di blocco dell’infinito che ora è sulla sinistra dell’obiettivo. La macchina è in condizioni discrete, le tendine pessime.

Body number 420558 leather case (first type, avg)

Numero seriale 420558 borsa primo tipo (mediocre).

The rating by Aguila and Rouah is 4 stars (rare)

Aguila e Rouah la classificano rara (4 stelle)

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EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 4), 1935 #450097

This is one of the two 4th versions (2 and 3 holes for flash connection). The camera doesn’t work (shutter locked), fine curtains, not fine cosmetically.

Questa è una delle due versioni della VP A (connessioneflash a due o tre fori). le condizioni non sono buone, tendine ottime ma bloccate.

Body number 450097 leather case

Numero seriale 450097 borsa cuoio

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EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 5), 1939 #533592

This is the last version of the VP A, all chrome finish. The camera is in very fine condition and it works. In the pictures there is a white dust which can easily be removed.

Questa è l’ultima delle versioni versioni della VP A con finiture cromate. Questa macchina è in perfette condizioni. Le tracce bianche sono di polvere che può essere facilmente rimossa

Body number 533592 leather case

Numero seriale 533592 borsa cuoio

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EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 5bis), 1939 #543975

I added this camera to my collection for the film pressure plate. It looks professionaly made like the number viewer on the back of the camera which was added up/down. The camera is in fine condition, but it doesn’t work (curtains, as usually).

Ho aggiunto questa A alla mia collezione per via del pressapellicola, modificato per vedere due numerazioni, realizzato professionalmente così come è stato modificato il visore della numerazione. La macchina è in ottime condizioni ma non funziona. (solito problema tendine)

Body number 543975 leather case

Numero seriale 543975 borsa cuoio

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EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 5), 1939 #533592

This is the last version of the VP A, all chrome finish. The camera is in very fine condition and it works. In the pictures there is a white dust which can easily be removed.

Questa è l’ultima delle versioni versioni della VP A con finiture cromate. Questa macchina è in perfette condizioni. Le tracce bianche sono di polvere che può essere facilmente rimossa

Body number 533592 leather case

Numero seriale 533592 borsa cuoio

Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP A VERSION (A 5bis), 1939 #543975

I added this camera to my collection for the film pressure plate. It looks professionaly made like the number viewer on the back of the camera which was added up/down. The camera is in fine condition, but it doesn’t work (curtains, as usually).

Ho aggiunto questa A alla mia collezione per via del pressapellicola, modificato per vedere due numerazioni, realizzato professionalmente così come è stato modificato il visore della numerazione. La macchina è in ottime condizioni ma non funziona. (solito problema tendine)

Body number 543975 leather case

Numero seriale 543975 borsa cuoio

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 2-3-4),1934 #408420

This camera is in bad functional condition, bad curtains, the lever doesn’t reload the shutter, the ground glass is missing, mirror with some discoloration but cosmetically fine, good for display. I bought it because of its film window (professionaly made) and take-up spools for 828 film, the same used by the Kodak Bantam cameras.

Questa macchina non funziona: le tendine sono in brutte condizioni, la leva di carica non carica l’otturatore, il vetro di messa a fuoco manca, lo specchio è in parte scolorito ma esteticamente è bella, ottima per mostra. L’ho comprata perchè adattata professionalemente alla pellicola 828, la stessa usata nelle serie delle Kodak Bantam.

Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 599725.

Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 599725.

Body number 410878

Body number 410878

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 2-3-4),1934 #410878

Lens lock on the right hand side while there is the (surely added) bipolar flash plug (like in the version 4). In the traditional version 2 there is the milled knob instead of lever, so I called this camera Version 2-3-4 (the 4 is for the bipolar plug). Cosmetically good, bad curtains (need to be replaced)

Il blocco dell’infinito è sulla destra e per giunta c’è la presa bipolare vacublitz (come nella versione 4). Nella versione 2 l’avanzamento della pellicola avviene col pomello da 22mm, mentre in questo caso c’è la leva di carica, così ho attribuito a questa macchina la versione 2-3-4 (un cocktail). Esteticamente buona, tendine pessime.

Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 615477.

Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 615477.

Body number 410878

Body number 410878

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 2-3-4),1934 #408420

This camera is in bad functional condition, bad curtains, the lever doesn’t reload the shutter, the ground glass is missing, mirror with some discoloration but cosmetically fine, good for display. I bought it because of its film window (professionaly made) and take-up spools for 828 film, the same used by the Kodak Bantam cameras.

Questa macchina non funziona: le tendine sono in brutte condizioni, la leva di carica non carica l’otturatore, il vetro di messa a fuoco manca, lo specchio è in parte scolorito ma esteticamente è bella, ottima per mostra. L’ho comprata perchè adattata professionalemente alla pellicola 828, la stessa usata nelle serie delle Kodak Bantam.

Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 599725.

Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 599725.

Body number 410878

Body number 410878

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 2-3),1934 #412269

Lens lock on the right hand side while in the traditional version 2 there is the milled knob instead of lever, so I called this camera Version 2-3. Cosmetically fine, curtains pinholed even if the camera works well.

Il blocco dell’infinito è sulla destra Nella versione 2 l’avanzamento della pellicola avviene col pomello da 22mm, mentre in questo caso c’è la leva di carica, così ho attribuito a questa macchina la versione 2-3. Esteticamente bella, tendine trasparenti, funziona bene.

Xenar 2.9/7.5 597185

Xenar 2.9/7.5 597185

Body number 412269

Body number 412269

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 3),1934 #422911

Lens lock on the left hand side no bipolar flash plug, Tessar 2.8/ 7.5 cm 1580133. Camera in great condition, works well, curtains fine, leather case.

Blocco dell’obiettivo sulla sinistra, nessuna presa flash, Tessar 2.8/ 7.5 cm 1580133. Camera in ottime condizioni, funziona bene, tendne buone, borsa di cuoio.

Body number 422911

Body number 422911

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 4y),1935 #431840

Distance scale in yards, the only one I saw during 30 years. Cosmetically fine except for paint loss on the engraved logo (front plate). Curtains do not work.

La scala delle distanze è in yarde (è l’unica che ho visto in trent’anni). Esteticamente bella ad eccezione dello smalto tra le lettere incise del logo Exakta. Le tendine non funzionano.

Body number 431840

Body number 431840

Tessar 2.8/7.5 cm 2020575

Tessar 2.8/7.5 cm 2020575

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 4m),1935 #448714

Zeiss 2.8/7.5 1695350 - Distance scale in meter - Black speed dial (There are cameras with the chrome dial like mine 479315). Camera work well, fine curtains, cosmetically fine.

Zeiss 2.8/7.5 1695350 - Scala distanze in metri (per questo ho chiamato la verisone 4m. Ghiera dei tempi nera (ci sone esemplari con la ghiera cromata come un’altra che possiedo, 479315). Funziona bene, tendine buone, esteticamente bella.

Body number 448714

Body number 448714

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 4f),1935 #466346

Distance scale in feet, usually to find as in meters. Cosmetically very fine. Curtains work (low with slow speeds).

Scala delle distanze in piedi, facile da trovare come quella in metri. Esteticamente bella. Funziona anche se con i tempi lenti le tendine rallentano.

Body number 466346

Body number 466346

Tessar 2.8/7.5 cm 2047803

Tessar 2.8/7.5 cm 2047803

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 4chrome),1938 #489771

Usually the two holes connection VP (V 4) had serial numbers below 480000 (I had ten of them) and the chrome version (V 6) is in the range 515000-535000 (I must find an article by Tim Sharples, where he writes about ranges of the different models). This camera is made few months after V 4 so I call it V 4chrome. The camera works and it is in fine condition.

Di solito le macchine con presa flash a due connettori (versione 4) hanno numeri di serie inferiori a 480000 (ne ho avute una decina) mentre la versione cromata ha numeri di serie nel range 515000-535000 (su Exakta Times c’era una ricerca di Tim Sharples sui range dei diversi modelli). Sulla base di queste considerazioni questo modello è stato prodotto pochi mesi dopo la versione 4 e quindi le attribuisco il nome di V 4chrome. La macchina funziona bene ed è bella esteticamente.

Body number 489771

Body number 489771

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 5),1937 #544447

T.M and Reg. on the front plate. The difference with the version 4 is the third hole to fix the flash connection. The camera is in very fine condition, works well even if the curtains are pinholed.

T.M and Reg. sul frontale. La differenza con la versione 4 è visibile, si tratta del terzo foro filettato per fissare il flash. Funziona bene anche se le tendine sono trasparenti. Esteticamente in condizioni molto belle.

Body number 544447

Body number 544447

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 6),1938 #516036

This is the the version 6, like the version 4chrome + third hole, or like the version 5 in chrome. This camera is in very fine condition and works well.

Si tratta della versione 6, simile alla 4chrome c + il terzo foro per il flash o cromata simile alla versione 5. Funziona bene ed è in condizioni estetiche molto belle.

Body number 516036

Body number 516036

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EXAKTA VP B VERSION (B 7),1938 #543995

The difference with the version 5 is the circular front plate. to fix the flash connection. The camera is in fine condition, works well and the curtains are in good condition.

La differenza con la versione 5 è la forma circolare della parte alta del frontale. La macchina funziona bene e le tendine sono in buone condizioni. Esteticamente bella.

Leather case

Leather case

Body number 543995

Body number 543995

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EXAKTA VP JR VERSION (A 2), 1936 - #429664

Not easy to find. Black body and leatherette (small grain, easy to see the differences with the VP leather). Milled knob for shutter setting. Wind knob. No vacublitz sockets. Ihagee Anastigmat 7,5/4,5 without number. Slight corrosion on chrome finish, as usually. Shutter fires, the curtains’ condition is very fine even if the left curtain, when you press the release button, moves slowly.

Non facile da trovare. Corpo nero e finta pelle a grana sottile, facile da confrontare con la pelle delle VP). Ghiera dei tempi zigrinata. Non c’è ancora l’attacco per il flash. Obiettivo Ihagee Anastigmat 7,5/4,5 senza numero di serie. Leggera ossidazione delle parti cromate. Il pulsante scatta, le tendine sono in ottime condizioni anche se quella di sinistra si muove lentamente.

Fine Leather case.

Bella borsa di cuoio. Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP JR VERSION (A 2), 1936 - #429711

Not easy to find. Black body and leatherette (small grain, easy to see the differences with the VP leather). Milled knob for shutter setting. Wind knob. No vacublitz sockets. Ihagee Anastigmat 7,5/4,5 without number. Small corrosion on chrome finish. Camera works, the curtains are fine.

Non facile da trovare. Corpo nero e finta pelle a grana sottile, facile da confrontare con la pelle delle VP). Ghiera dei tempi zigrinata. Non c’è ancora l’attacco per il flash. Obiettivo Ihagee Anastigmat 7,5/4,5 senza numero di serie. Ossidazione delle parti cromate. La macchina funziona. Le tendine sono belle.

Fine Leather case.

Bella borsa di cuoio.

Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP JR VERSION (A 4), 1935 - #430260

The wind-on-knob was replaced by a lever and the vacublitz socket appeared on this version. Usually the lens is a 4,5/7,5 Ihagee Anastigmat while on other cameras there is a 3,5/7,5. On the front plate of this camera there are not the inscriptions TM and Reg. (probably sold in Europe).

Il pomello di carica è in questa versione sostituito dalla leva di carica. Di solito l’obiettivo è un 4,5/7,5 mentre in altre macchine che ho avuto c’era un 3,5/7,5. Sul frontale di questa macchina non ci sono le incisioni TM e Reg, quindi probabilmente venduta in Europa.

Body number 430260

Numero seriale 430260

Fine leather case Near exc++ condition Curtains fine but need reg.

Bella borsa di cuoio. Condizioni: ottime tendine necessitano reg. Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP JR VERSION (A 4), 1935 - #490524

The wind-on-knob was replaced by a lever and the vacublitz socket appeared on this version. Usually the lens is a 4,5/7,5 Ihagee Anastigmat while on other cameras there is a 3,5/7,5. As you can see from the front plate on this camera there are the inscriptions TM and Reg. (sold in the US)

Il pomello di carica è in questa versione sostituito dalla leva di carica. Di solito l’obiettivo è un 4,5/7,5 mentre in altre macchine che ho avuto c’era un 3,5/7,5. Come potete vedere nel frontale di questa macchina ci sono le incisioni TM e Reg, spesso rintracciabili sulle macchine vendute negli US.

Body number 490524

Numero seriale 490524

Fine leather case Near mint condition

Bella borsa di cuoio. Condizioni: quasi nuova Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP JR VERSION (A 4/1000), 1935 #490251

There is an unusual shutter speed: 1/1000 while on the Juniors the max speed is 1/ 500. The camera doesn’t work because of curtains locked (and dry). Cosmetically fine.

In questo esemplare c’è un tempo insolito: 1/1000 mentre nelle Junior il massimo è di solito 1/500. La macchina non funziona. Le tendine sono bloccate (e secche). Esteticamente buona

Body number 490251

Numero seriale 490251

leather case

borsa di pelle.

Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP JR VERSION (A 5), 1939 - #545657

The two pins socket was replaced bytwo standardized synchro plugs. The owner engraves a x on the leather (for electronic). Probably the upper plug was for bulbs. The camera works fine and it is in fine condition.

La presa bipolare per il flash è stata sostituita in questa macchina con due prese synchro; una è stata marcata X (electronic), l’altra è probabilmente per i bulbs. Funziona ed è bella esteticamente.

Body number 545657

Numero seriale 545657

Fine leather case Near mint condition

Bella borsa di cuoio. Condizioni: quasi nuova

Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP NIGHT VERSION (B 2), 1934 - #420288

The locking lever for the infinity focusing position of the lens mount is on the right hand side, same body as the VP B version 2, with the Ihagee emblem on the viewfinder cover.

La leva che blocca l’obiettivo sulla posizione di infinito è sulla destra. Il corpo è lo stesso dell’exakta VP B versione 2 con il logo Ihagee sul pozzetto. Corpo numero 420228

Body number 420228 Zeiss Biotar 2/80mm Lens number 1547658 Camera in working order, cosmetically fine, diaphragm smooth, lens glass exc+, shutter curtains like new.

Zeiss Biotar 2/80mm Obiettivo N. 1547658 La macchina funziona, è bella esteticamente, il diaframma è morbido e l’obiettivo è decisamente bello, le tendine sono perfette.

Leather case long nose

Custodia con “naso lungo” Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP NIGHT VERSION (B 3) 1934 - #422930

The locking lever for the infinity focusing position of the lens mount is on the left hand side, same body as the VP B version 3, with the Ihagee emblem on the viewfinder cover.

La leva che blocca l’obiettivo sulla posizione di infinito è sulla sinistra. Il corpo è lo stesso dell’exakta VP B versione 3 con il logo Ihagee sul pozzetto. Corpo numero 422930

Body number 422930 Zeiss Biotar 2/80mm Lens number 1549795 Camera in working order, cosmetically exc, diaphragm smooth, lens glass exc, shutter curtains renewed.

Zeiss Biotar 2/80mm Obiettivo N. 1549795 La macchina funziona, esteticamente è buona, il diaframma è morbido, le tendine probabilmente sostituite.

Leather case long nose

Custodia con “naso lungo” Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP NIGHT VERSION (B 4), 1935 - #468716

The locking lever for the infinity focusing position of the lens mount is on the right hand side, same body as the VP B version 4, with the Ihagee emblem on the viewfinder cover. Near mint!

La leva che blocca l’obiettivo sulla posizione di infinito è sulla destra. Il corpo è lo stesso dell’exakta VP B versione 4 con il logo Ihagee sul pozzetto. Corpo numero 468716

Body number 468716

Meyer Primoplan 1,9/80mm Lens number 755568 Funziona perfettamente, il diaframma è morbido e l’obiettivo è buono, le tendine perfette. Quasi nuova!

Meyer Primoplan 1,9/80mm Lens number 755568 The camera works fine, cosmetically super, lens exc+ diaphragm smooth’ shutter curtains perfect.

Custodia con “naso lungo”

Leather case long nose Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP NIGHT VERSION (B 5), 1937 - #545864

The locking lever for the infinity focusing position of the lens mount is on the right hand side, same body as the VP B version 5, with the Ihagee emblem on the viewfinder cover.

La leva che blocca l’obiettivo sulla posizione di infinito è sulla destra. Il corpo è lo stesso dell’exakta VP B versione 5 con il logo Ihagee sul pozzetto. Corpo numero 546864

Body number 546864 Meyer Primoplan 1,9/80mm Lens number 768580 shutter fire with problems, cosmetically fine, diaphragm smooth, front lens cloudy, shutter curtains wrinkled.

Meyer Primoplan 1,9/80mm Lens number 768580 Scatta ma con problemi, bella esteticamente, il diaframma è morbido e l’obiettivo è opaco, le tendine arricciate.

Leather case long nose

Custodia con “naso lungo” Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP NIGHT VERSION (B 6) - 1938 - #543687

same body as the VP B version 6, with the third socket (it was threaded for fixing) with the Ihagee emblem on the viewfinder cover.

Il corpo è lo stesso dell’Exakta VP B versione 6 con il terzo attacco (serviva per fissare il connettore, filettato) con il logo Ihagee sul pozzetto.

Body number 543687

Corpo numero 543687

Meyer Primoplan 1,9/80mm Lens number 825845 Camera in working order, cosmetically good, diaphragm smooth, lens glass exc+, shutter curtains not fine.

Meyer Primoplan 1,9/80mm Lens number 825845 Macchina funzionante, esteticamente buona, diaframma morbido, lente in ottime condizioni, tendine non perfette.

Leather case long nose

Custodia con “naso lungo” Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


EXAKTA VP NIGHT “1/400” - NO SERIAL NUMBER

This camera is rare: it is like the VP B version 6 except for the speeds. There is 1/400 instead of 1/600. You can have more information in the next page.

La macchina è rara: è simile alla VP B versione 6 tranne che per i tempi. 1/600 è qui sostituito da 1/400. Nella prossima pagina potete trovare informazioni.

No body number

Numero seriale assente

Zeiss Biotar 2/80mm Lens number 2075466 Camera in working order, cosmetically fine, diaphragm smooth, lens glass exc+ (slightly cloudy), shutter curtains like new.

Zeiss Biotar 2/80mm Obiettivo N. 2075466 La macchina funziona, è bella esteticamente, il diaframma è morbido e l’obiettivo è decisamente bello, le tendine sono perfette.

Leather case long nose

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EXAKTA VP NIGHT “1/400” AND OTHER ODDITIES Hereafter you can find few lines and some pictures about some rare VPs. The message arrived from Jim Hayes, Detroit, US, on Oct 24, 1996. Jim wrote few lines on the back of the photos. I use them as titles. Then I use some parts of his letter, so everything can be better understood. A photo copy of your the same kind of Exakta Chrome Night Exakta unique VP B was cameras and Ihagee with no serial # sent to me by a mutual friend, Gary Cullen. I find it very interesting and wondered if what other odd and unusual Ihagee cameras were out there. I have requested that the Exakta Circle survey the Members to see what they have, send photos and even write articles on them. I have sought information on one of my Night Exaktas, a chrome one with no serial number and 400th second on the fast speed dial and 1/5th second on the slow speed knob instead of 1/10th second. Which speed does your’s have? (Reply: 400th and 1/10th) Your camera differs from mine in that mine has a focusing scale in feet, is a Night Exakta with no serial number, and has a Biotar lens. It may be that we have

used what parts that were available to assemble as many cameras as possible at the end of the VP production. Remove the lens mount to see if there are two scews in the focusing mechanism as in the sketch. Your camera has an unusual lens arangement that look like my chrome Schneider except for the added extension ring. I’ve never tried it but I wonder if a VP would focus properly if a night lens was installed with no other adjustments, and I also wonder if that added extension is to bring the lens forward enough to focus to infinity. If the extension ring is really removable (Reply: No) you might try focusing with a VP C back. It might have been the making of a new C. Who knows just what was on Ihagee’s mind?

400 on fast speeds - 1/5 on slow speeds - no serial #

this camera is like mine, except for low speeds

Chrome Exakta B/Junior - Junior serial #

Modified Exakta B, solid viewfinder hood

This brings me to mind another odd Exakta bought at a camera show last month. It is a chrome B with a chrome Exakta junior lens mount with serial number 590772. According to IHG in 1988 590751 was the

with Ihagee logo upside down, viewfinder and film chamber masked square, red window lowererd to match lower number on film. 38mm magnifier folds down under cover.

latest serial number known for a Junior. The lens is an Ihagee Anastigmat M f 3,5 7,3cm (is the M for Meyer ?) . Who would screw up a rare Chrome Exakta Junior to create an oddity like this? Again; could it be that in closing out the VP model it was decided by Ihagee to assemble any and all parts that would fit to use up all remaining parts, thus creating strange bed fellows?

In addition to previously mentioned oddities I’m enclosing photos of a VP B with no focusing scale, modified viewfinder with 38mm magnifier, masked off focusing screen and film chamber to sqaure format, red window lowered to correspond to lower numbers on film, and an additional aperture scale. The infinity lock engages when focused to either extreme.

THESE ITEMS ARE FROM JIM HAYES COLLECTION

Junior modified to take pre-war Exakta 66 lenses

With extension tube in place

Also find a VP Junior that is modified to use pre-war lenses.

Another piece of accessory that I have that might be of interest is a 250 exposures back for the Kine, II and V. There is no marking but it looks Ihagee. Do you have any information on this back? I’ve sent an article to Exakta Times...


EXAKTA VP C VERSION (B 4), 1935 #456816

This camera is like the VP B version 4 (two pins vacublitz socket). Of course there is the matching intermediate ring. The camera works fine, the condition is cosmetically exc /at less). The curtains are in fine condition.

Questa macchina è uguale ad una VP versione 4 (doppia presa per vacublitz), C’e anche, naturalmente il distanziatore numerato. la macchina funziona bene, le condizioni estetiche sono più che buone, tendine buone.

Leather case.

Borsa di cuoio

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EXAKTA VP C VERSION (B 6), 1938 #515084

This camera is like the B Version 6, chrome, in working order even if the left curtain often stops before closing. Curtains very good, cosmetically fine.

Simile all VP B versione 6, chrome, funziona anche se spesso la tendina di sinistra si ferma primadi chiudersi del tutto, le tendine belle, esteticamente pi첫 che buona

Body number 515084

Numero seriale 515084

leather case

borsa di pelle.

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EXAKTA VP C VERSION (A 5), 1939 #??????

Non ho mai visto un’altro esemplare di questa versione. L’ho comprata per posta in un negozio di Vienna. Quando la macchina è arrivata ho scritto al venditore che mi ha fatto uno sconto: l’elicoide originale, mancante come l’anello distanziatore, era stata sostituito da uno preso da una VP B. A questo punto ho aggiunto questo strano obiettivo Schneider. Avevo pensato di sostituire la parte riadattata con una presa da un’altra C chrome, ma...

I never saw this version before buying this camera (by post) from a shop in Wien. When the camera arrived I wrote to the seller. The original lens mount was replaced by a VP B and, of course the numbered ring was missing. I added this strange Schneider lens to increase the oddity! This “A” version is very rare and I thought to replace the lens mout from another chrome B version to make this camera complete, but... Collezione di Maurizio Frizziero . www.exakta.org


IHAGEE (JR), 1933 - #413629

I had one (bought from David Woodford, at those times he was my contact at Jessop’s, London). I did not know which version it was. Stein Falchenberg wrote me... You can read more information about this very rare camera on the following pages where you can find the survived ones (found trough internet).

Ne avevo una, acquistata da David Woodford che allora lavorava da Jessop, a Londra. Non ne sapevo nulla. Stein Falchenberg mi scrisse... Potete trovare ulteriori informazioni su questa rarissima macchina nelle pagine seguenti dove potete trovare anche le altre sopravvissute (trovate per mezzo di internet).

Later I found the one I own: Body number 413629 The camera is in very fine condition. Works.

Più tardi trovai questa: Body number 413629 La macchina è in grandi condizioni. Funziona.

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IHAGEE (JR) - #413629 - DETAILS

As you can see the camera is in nice condition, the curtains are fine and the leatherette is very good everywhere.

Come potete vedere la macchina è in belle condizioni, le tendine ottime, la finta pelle perfetta dovunque.

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IHAGEE (JR) - CLASSIFICATION I am a lucky collector. Mimmi Zucco (a wellknown Italian dealer and collector) sold me a VP Night, in very fine condition. Few days later he called me an he told me that an English dealer had an Exakta Jr (marked Ihagee) for sale. I replied immediately “Buy it for me, don’t discuss about the price”. A week later I had it at home (#413629, lens Ihagee 611169), together with the first one (#413561, lens Ihagee 611129 then sold, as I promised to do, to a friend collector), out of the small initial first batch of perhaps at most 50 cameras as you can read on the following letter from the late Stein Falchenberg: “You should be very pleased to have got one of the rare and little known Ihagee Jr. cameras. I have known of these cameras for many years... Most if not all that has been written in modern times have ignored this camera, but interestingly it is illustrated as the Junior in Gerhart Isert prewar “Standard” Exakta book. Even Hummel in his new book refers

only to Exakta Jr. Anyway it is quite clear that the original model was called Ihagee Jr, and I have a group of 4 serial numbers between 413522 and 561, a small initial batch of perhaps at most 50 cameras. Then one at 418888 and surprisingly a sole Exakta JR AT 419059, and then the first batch of Exakta Jr from 429362 to 430270, say 1000 cameras. It may be significant that the sole early Exakta Jr which appears to be of the same batch as the last Ihagee Jr was in USA. Perhaps the US importer insisted on the camera being Exaktas?” I never had the Hummel’s book simply because I do not undestand the German language. There was the idea of translating this book in English, I think that Thomas Ackermann begun with Exakta pages.

Ihagee Jr Classification Few of them were made. In the upper table you can look at the list of the survived Ihagee Jrs. Here you can find the body number, the lens number (all lenses are Ihagee Anastigmat ), the owners, where the cameras were bought and, where you read yes or not, yes means that there is the red window sliding cover on the back. On the last column the day of assembly (you can read here after the article by Gary Cullen).

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IHAGEE (JR) - SOMETHING ABOUT This is the message received by Miles Upton, who owns the earliest camera 413424:

Instructions for checking mirror dates on the Ihagee Jr (and others) (received by Gary Cullen, 12.02.1999) Good luck and BE VERY CAREFUL!

I notice two (or perhaps 3) things which are different from the other Ihagee Jr.’s (but I don’t have your experience with these rarities). 1. - No Sun and Moon on the hood (like an early A). Perhaps the factory used no Sun and Moon logo on the early Ihagee Jr. since there is already one engraved on the front plate of the camera? 2. - No guide or locking feature on the lens when pulled out. On the Exakta Jr.’s that I own, you pull out and turn to lock the lens in place. This camera has no lock or guide mechanism to prevent the lens tube from rotating. The tube will rotate 360 degrees even when collapsed. Perhaps this is the original design of the Jr. and the factory realized the difficulty of using a lens without a tube that locks into place? I think the problem was fixed very fast. I’ll inspect the lens mount to see if this feature is original (or perhaps a part is missing)when I disassemble the camera to find the mirror date. 3. - Location of serial number on the lens mount.

It’s been found that most of the prewar Exaktas have dates written in pencil on the back of their mirrors. This could lead to a lot more knowledge of prewar Ihagee cameras in regards to production if we collect enough numbers over time. Most dates are hand printed on the lower back edge of the mirror and can be seen by sliding the mirror down a

further information about this please contact us! PLEASE: only attempt this if you are confident you can proceed without damaging your camera! If you do not want to attempt this yourself but want to know if there is a date on your mirror I would recommend giving the camera with these instructions to a qualified camera technician.

few millimeters.If the mirror has been replaced then there will likely be nothing there. Some cameras have the date written higher up on the mirror and that requires a full disassembly of the camera to remove the mirror. It’s not known for sure what these dates mean but it is believed to be very close to the date of manufacture. If anyone has any

This is for the Ihagee Jr but is similar for most other VP Exaktas as well. 1. - remove the 4 front lens mount screws and remove the lens assembly. 2. - set the shutter to "Z" and open the shutter, to release the shutter you will have to press down on the shutter lock release, it’s the piece of thick wire sticking out of the bottom of the mirror

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box just under the light baffle plate. (easy to see) 3. - pull the mirror back to its down position with your finger, it will stay there. (it will not damage the camera) 4. - lift tabs on either end of mirror (see photo) 5. - use the hook to pull the back of the mirror down about 5mm 6. - look through the back at the exposed bottom edge of the mirror glass and check for a date. The camera in the photo has the number on the bottom right edge (as viewed in the photo) and it’s 3/ 10/33. The serial number of the camera is 413561.


Exakta JR (C), 1936 - #470030

If you look at the front of this camera you can classify it as a Exakta Junior. But if you look at the back you can find the “C” back. A distance ring is needed and you look for it. You find it. So this camera is not the usual Jr. It is a very rare camera. You can find more information on third page of this pdf. The camera is in very nice condition.

Se date un’occhiata al frontale di questa macchina la potete classificare come Exakta Jr. Ma se date un’occhiata al dorso scoprirete che è una “c”. Allora cercate l’anello distanziatore e lo trovate e così scoprite che si tratta di una macchina davvero rara! La macchina funzioma bene ed è in buone condizioni.

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EXAKTA JR (C) - #470030 - DETAILS

As you can see the height of the thread is so hign to use the distance ring, while on other Jrs this is impossible (my opinion: this means that the lens was made expressly for this camera).

Date un’occhiata all’altezza del filetto. E’ sufficiente per inserire l’anello distanziatore, mentre nelle altre Junior è impossibile. Il che significa che l’obiettivo è stato fatto per questa macchina Copyright © 1996-2004 Maurizio Frizziero. Please ask permission to use articles to: mfrizziero@yahoo.it


EXAKTA JR (C) - SOMETHING ABOUT As you can see, this camera this camera is a Junior, version 2, as you can see on Aguila & Rouah book. The back is the same of the C. The ring has the same body number, and the engraving is like that of other Cs I own.

Some years ago the late Stein Falchenberg was making a research on the early Exakta VP and was collecting information. I sent him the photos of this camera and of the Ihagee Junior. A few days after he replied : “... Regarding your Jr with plate back, it is certainly the

The unique Junior C Original Junior leatherette, C back, numbered distance ring.. A never heard camera Everyone of us knows the Exakta Junior, few of us knows the Ihagee Junior, but nobody knows the Exakta C. I bought it by Jay O. Tepper, USA, when he was in West Hartford.

only one I have heard of. It has been normal to refer to cameras with plate back as model C. It turns out that this concept is

wrong. Hummel asked me last winter if I had ever seen any reference to factory literature referring to Model C. After

much searching it became clear that it was essentially an English language term, seemly created in 1937 by UK importer. It is

now clear that plate backs could be fitted on any camera, being an option more like a lens, although one would have thought not on

Jr, as it would seem impossible to adjust the spacing, I notice that you don’t show a ring. (The photo I sent him was

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that with the open back, so He did not see the ring). Therefore presumably the infinity focus is correct with the plate back, but the camera may not be used roll film as this requires the spacer. The camera fits into a batch of Jr, perhaps a little more than 100". If you ask to Douglas St.Denny, the Editor of Camprice.com, he knows that this camera was referred him by a wellknown collector (I think to remember he was Myron Wolf) This is the only one I found during years.


Exakta JR (C), 1936 - #470030

If you look at the front of this camera you can classify it as a Exakta Junior. But if you look at the back you can find the “C” back. A distance ring is needed and you look for it. You find it. So this camera is not the usual Jr. It is a very rare camera. You can find more information on third page of this pdf. The camera is in very nice condition.

Se date un’occhiata al frontale di questa macchina la potete classificare come Exakta Jr. Ma se date un’occhiata al dorso scoprirete che è una “c”. Allora cercate l’anello distanziatore e lo trovate e così scoprite che si tratta di una macchina davvero rara! La macchina funzioma bene ed è in buone condizioni.

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EXAKTA JR (C) - #470030 - DETAILS

As you can see the height of the thread is so hign to use the distance ring, while on other Jrs this is impossible (my opinion: this means that the lens was made expressly for this camera).

Date un’occhiata all’altezza del filetto. E’ sufficiente per inserire l’anello distanziatore, mentre nelle altre Junior è impossibile. Il che significa che l’obiettivo è stato fatto per questa macchina Copyright © 1996-2004 Maurizio Frizziero. Please ask permission to use articles to: mfrizziero@yahoo.it


EXAKTA JR (C) - SOMETHING ABOUT As you can see, this camera this camera is a Junior, version 2, as you can see on Aguila & Rouah book. The back is the same of the C. The ring has the same body number, and the engraving is like that of other Cs I own.

Some years ago the late Stein Falchenberg was making a research on the early Exakta VP and was collecting information. I sent him the photos of this camera and of the Ihagee Junior. A few days after he replied : “... Regarding your Jr with plate back, it is certainly the

The unique Junior C Original Junior leatherette, C back, numbered distance ring.. A never heard camera Everyone of us knows the Exakta Junior, few of us knows the Ihagee Junior, but nobody knows the Exakta C. I bought it by Jay O. Tepper, USA, when he was in West Hartford.

only one I have heard of. It has been normal to refer to cameras with plate back as model C. It turns out that this concept is

wrong. Hummel asked me last winter if I had ever seen any reference to factory literature referring to Model C. After

much searching it became clear that it was essentially an English language term, seemly created in 1937 by UK importer. It is

now clear that plate backs could be fitted on any camera, being an option more like a lens, although one would have thought not on

Jr, as it would seem impossible to adjust the spacing, I notice that you don’t show a ring. (The photo I sent him was

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that with the open back, so He did not see the ring). Therefore presumably the infinity focus is correct with the plate back, but the camera may not be used roll film as this requires the spacer. The camera fits into a batch of Jr, perhaps a little more than 100". If you ask to Douglas St.Denny, the Editor of Camprice.com, he knows that this camera was referred him by a wellknown collector (I think to remember he was Myron Wolf) This is the only one I found during years.


EXAKTA VP ACCESSORIES, HOOD EXTENSIONS

3 different kind of hood extension. The first one (left) with a magnifier, the 3rd (right) without magnifier, the 2nd (center) is unusual. 3 tipi diversi di prolunga paraluceper il pozzetto. Una con lente ingranditrice, le altre due senza. Quella al centro è del tutto insolita.

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EXAKTA VP LENSES AND FILTERS

A lot of different filters and additional lenses

Teledallon 5,6/6”cm N. 161919

Telemegor 5,5/15cm N. 643154

A lot of different extension tubes for close-up photography. Up to 3 tubes could be inserted between the lens and the focusing mount. On the left (bottom) 2 late aluminium tubes

Telemegor 5,5/6” N. 641903

Teledallon 6”/5,6 N. 214994

Dallmeyer Wide Angle Anstigmat 6,5/2” e 3/8 N. 208437

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Telemegor 5,5/15cm N. 596530

Ihagee Anastig. 4,5/5cm N. 111032


VP Exakta Collection