The Exakta VX camera is a 35mm film camera that was manufactured in East Germany in the early 1950's. Without any other information, that makes this a pretty awesome camera already. To add to the awesomeness, the Exakta camera brand was the first 35mm SLR camera. Too cool!
I received this camera last Christmas and have only recently found the opportunity to use it. Here are some interesting facts:
- The shutter release is on the front of the camera and released with the left trigger finger.
- The mirror does not reset immediately after a picture; instead, it resets when the film is advanced.
- The body supports interchangeable lenses. I have only this lens as well as a macro bellows for it (not pictured here)
- The viewfinder is changeable; it can be either a waist height viewfinder, or an eye view.
This is a fun camera to use with the exception of setting the shutter speed; setting the shutter speed is a pain in the ass and involves not just dials, but having to lift dials and turn them to precise positions. Didn't much care for that.
I took this camera to Chestertown, MD a couple weeks ago and wandered around with it, receiving some really curious looks by others in the process.
My other film cameras:
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