Some samples with an E. Ludwig Meritar 50mm lens on Fuji X-T1

The E. Ludwig Meritar 50mm f/2.9 lens was one of a number of standard lenses supplied on several different cameras made in East Germany in the post war years. In this article, I’m going to show a few examples of the sort of performance you can expect with this lens when fitted to a modern mirrorless camera, the Fuji X-T1. My copy of the lens is fitted with an Exakta bayonet mount, and I used a simple Exakta to Fuji […]

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Ihagee Exakta EXA 1 35mm slr

The Exakta EXA 1 35mm slr camera was produced by Ihagee of Dresden in East Germany in about 1962. The Exa range was a simplified and cheaper set of models than the company’s main range which was, of course, the famous full Exakta models. Exakta EXA 1 Images My Exakta EXA 1 Camera I found this camera using the ebay ‘nobids’ tool with a search for ‘old camera’. I suspect that it hadn’t been picked up because it was described […]

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