The Frizziero Collection
if you click on the underlined items, you can look at the pictures.
Macro and Micro
Baseboard and column with bellows and focusing rack. In the same pictures you can look at the two Ihagee macro flashes (RB1 made in 1960 and RB2 made in 1965 : More details on Aguila and Rouah's book on Exakta Cameras, page 172.
All the item you see were sold separately... Exakta Cameras, page 173
The exposure frame held either film strips or single mounted slides... Exakta Cameras, page 174
Focusing Rack in original box
In original box
In original box
In original box
In original box, with double bellows and lens.
I bought it by Jessop, in London. Very solid and interesting item.
New, with torn box, made by Piesker&Co., Berlin
Type 2 equipped with a bayonet permitting rapid dismantling (Aguila and Rouah page 167)
Ring flash RB1 model around 1950. It was equipped with a pilot lamp for focusing and framing. (Aguila and Rouah, page 172)
RB2 model, around 1965. It also allowed the taking of stereoscopic pictures at short distances. (Aguila and Rouah, page 172)
You can find it at page 159 on the Aguila and Rouah book. You can use it assembled or you can remove the detachable magnifier and you can use a lens for focusing.
Here you can find two extension tubes sets. It is interesting the trasmission in the Lentar.
In original box, new, for extension ranging from 5 to 60mm. When the extension tings or macro bellows were inserted between the lens and the camera body, the automatic preselection of the aperture was disconnected. This could be overcome by the trasmission release device.
In original box, new, for extension ranging from 35 to 125mm.
In original boxes
Made in 1958, it was the only one manufactured by Ihagee. You can find a detailed description on the A&R book, page 157.
I found it in London, at Photographica. I looked at if for some minutes then I understood it was a half handcut Ihagee cell prism.
Made in 1966, it was the first with reading from the rear of the lens. Manufactured by Scacht in Ulm for Ihagee.
Made in 1967, it had a CdS built-in cell, maufactured by Harwix in Berlin
Around 1958. Intended essentially fo use im macro and microphotography. A&R page 168.
The same as above, but with "Germany" added on the front plate. With this meter you can see a micro-ampmeter in an hand-made wood box.
Marked in gold: "Genuine Leather - Made in West Germany". Unusual. I found it at Classic Collection. I saw it for the first time during 1994 but I did not buy it, in 1996 I had it from Dave Woodford
Marked: "Ihagee". Like the one for VP cameras, but slightly smaller. I found it at ebay auction during May 1998 You can look here at the differences between it and the VP hood.
You can find it at page 39, Aguila and Rouah
unusual adapter to fit Exakta mount lenses on movie cameras
you can use it on the bottom of a Varex.
2 prisms for the Kine Exakta. Each of them is numbered. On the prism on the right you can read "GERMANY". It was sold in the United States.
Rare to find Made in Germany prism. The chrome is often bad, like in this one, so the second one is in polished brass.
1961 new graphics for the camera labels and for the Prism and Wlf, but only few were made! You can see it on a camera, clicking here
Some screens in red or yellow boxes
You can insert dioptric lenses. You can rotate it to have it always in the right position.
Large flashgun, around 1953. A capacitor gun with a universal socket for bulbs and an ajustable reflector. The body could be used as a handle and included a circuit controller together with a socket to plug in a second lamp. (Aguila and Rouah, page 172)
Sold by Exakta Camera Company, New York, mint in its case.
Another flash, not marked Ihagee.
#435966, Ihagee anastigmat 91214 70mm/4,5. No stand.
Bakelite, lamp doesn't work, 70/2,5 proj. anastigmat lens
Absolutely mint case with red velvet inside. Nice item to complete a collection. Exakta in gold on the front side.
Another case with Exakta on front side.
Another case for two cameras, 3 lenses and accessories
Mint in half bottom original case with its strap. Very nice item. I used it with a 300/5,6 Kilfitt.
Very few of them were made. The lens is a Kilar 400/5,6 with lens hood. If you wish to look at the details you can click here. Sold.
In original box. Leica thread to Exakta cameras.
Four adapters. You can look at them mounted on a camera clicking here.
Sometimes, if you are a lucky collector, when you buy a camera on the web, you can find something unaspected like this unusual adapter!
If you look at the shell number you can see a "D" after the number. It means that this shell is a double from factory to update a camera.
Infinity lever on right hand side. The wind-on knob has increased diameter. The lens thread diameter was 39,8mm with 0,75 pitch steps.
The wind-on knob has increased diameter. The lens thread diameter was 39,8mm with 0,75 pitch steps. Sync added on the left side.
This camera, as Klaus wrote me, was Crocodile Dundee's camera!
Infinity lever on left hand side
Chrome version, flash synchronization.
A photo copy of your unique VP B was 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 the same kind of cameras and Ihagee 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 ? (Jim Hayes)
Lens lock on the right hand side while there is the (surely added) bipolar flash plug (like in the version 4), Exaktar 3,5/7.5cm 615477
Xenar 2.9/7.5 597185
Tessar 2.8/7.5 cm 1580133
Tessar 2.8/7.5 cm 2020575- Distance scale in yards, RARE!!!
Tessar 2.8/7.5 1695350 - Distance scale in meter - Black speed dial
Tessar 3.5/7.5cm 1721220 - Distance scale in feet - Chrome speed dial
Tessar 2.8/7.5cm 1847649 - Distance scale in feet - Chrome speed dial - focusing lever - Giant release button - right wing of the wlf missing (you can see in the picture). The front plate probably has been polished so it looks like bright chrome.
Exaktar 3.5/7.5 113102, T.M and Reg. on the front plate. The difference with the version 4 is the third hole to fix the flash connection.
Tessar 2.8/7.5cm 2091748 - T.M. e Reg. on the front plate, surely sold in the US
Tessar 2.8/7.5cm 1915627
If you click here you look at one of the four known rare VP Junior marked Ihagee instead of Exakta Jr. If you wish to know more about this camera please click here
Please look at the precision : not 7,5cm but 7,3! Ihagee An. 3.5/7.3cm 790566M - TM and Reg, as usually on cameras sold in the US. This camera is like new, bought at Vintage Camera and Imagery auction. I was the firs high bidder at $500 (plus commission, shipping charges and Italian taxes) because the second high bidder (the bid was the same) was Klaus. I wrote him telling that I was the high bidder and he replied he knew it !
This is the rare chrome version
Klaus saw thic camera. He looked at the leatherette and told me : "this is a Jr". The late Stein Falchenberg wrote me about this camera (he wrote abouth the distance ring too). If you wish to read what he wrote you can click here
Exaktar 3.5/7.5cm 715645
Tessar 2.8/7.5cm 2130751 - accessories
The camera has a added sync. On the left hand side. If you click here you can look at the same camera with a 180 Meyer telephoto lens and a 100 Trioplan.
This camera comes with a 2in1 ring, a Primotar telephoto lens like new, a Tessar 80 and the original leather case. The outfit
This is the famous Round Magnifier model (Body number 484994, Tessar 50/2.8 1937491). This camera was the best idea for sport photography but nobody wrote about the Olympic Games in Berlin in that year (1936)! You can find more information clicking here
A friend of mine, handmaker of precision medium format cameras, worked on a very bad camera (bought for parts). Two days later he came back with this wonderful display item. The black paint is the same mat paint he uses to avoid light reflexions.
The only difference is the shape of the magnifier, with a larger field covered
The only difference is the engraving, with a C instead of a K.
The bipolar plug was modified, and a 3rd threaded hole was added to fix the Vacublitz flashgun
Many slight differences, starting with the strap attachments. You can find the complete list of differences at page 52 on the A&R's book
You can identify this camera looking at the front plate (one piece plate, "II" engraved below Exakta) and at the viewfinder (It includes a hinged cover). The lens flange is black.
The camera is the one on the left. You can identify it from the upper part of the front plate, pressed and shaped to ensure greater rigidity. There is a return to the bipolar flash plug. The lens flange can be chrome, even if usually it is black.
With this camera the photographer had the choice between waist level screen or eye-level pentaprism with a right way image.
The owner changed the shell. The camera is a Varex, but you can see the standardized synchro plugs.
This camera was intended for the US market. There were two variants: a) screw-on fil track, b) film track cast with chassis.