Exa 500 35mm SLR Camera with Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar f2.8 50mm Lens
The Exa 500 – also known as the Exakta 500 and VX 200 – was introduced in 1966 by Ihagee of Dresden, Germany (then DDR/East Germany). It was the last of the Exa line of 35mm SLRs.
Vertical cloth focal-plane shutter 1/2 – 1/500s.
Eye-level pentaprism viewfinder.
Ground-glass focusing screen with central microprism.
Good condition with minor signs of use.
The shutter works quite well but sometimes it’s better to cock the shutter before setting the speed.
The lens is quite clear with minimal dust and no fungus. The diaphram is a little slugish in returning after taking a shot but this does not affect it’s use. The focus ring is quite stiff at times.
Overall, it’s a good example of it’s kind and with a little care and attention will be of use for another 50 years.