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Exakta EXA500 SLR


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Overall 8/10 condition With 6 months warranty  

Comes with 2 lenses : 50mm f/2.8 and Zoom lens


The Exa 500 shared an unusual "bulgy" shape with other Exa SLRs. The shutter-release was a separate button, on the body to the photographer's left side of the the lens - underneath the lens-mounted stop-down lever (or button, depending on lens). Pressing the lever stopped-down the lens, and further pressure also pressed the shutter-release. This arrangement meant that there was no coupling necessary from camera to lens to stop down the diaphragm. The lens mount was the Exakta bayonet fitting.

The vertical cloth focal-plane shutter was faster than the earlier Exas, running from 1/2 - 1/500s. The speed dial is mounted around the rewind crank.

The eye-level pentaprism viewfinder was fixed, and featured an instant-return mirror and a bright ground-glass focusing screen with central microprism - all unlike many other Exas. There was a red pointer in the viewfinder to indicate when winding was required.



  • Model: 1964, Version 2.1.2, (A&R: 2, Hummel: 053)
  • Produced between 1963-64, quantity 16000
  • Engraving on the top plate: Ihagee Dresden
  • Lens release: by a lever on the left side of the lens mount
  • Focusing: ground glass screen,
  • Shutter: Mirror acts like a curtain as a part of the shutter, vertical moving, due to this maximum speed is limited; speeds: 1/30-1/175 +B
  • Mirror: returns to up position after cocking the shutter
  • Shutter release: button, left upper side of the lens mount flange, w/ cable release socket,
  • It can be pressed with the plunger on the lenses, w/ cable release socket also






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Collections: SLR

Type: 35mm Camera

Vendor: Exakta

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