Exakta HS-2

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Ihagee Exakta HS-2

Ihagee, an old-world camera maker established in 1912 as Industrie und Handelsgesellschaft (industrial and trading company), promptly changed its name to the initials IHG, pronounced ee-ha-ge in German. Based in Dresden, the camera capital of pre-war Germany, it was some fifty years later amalgamated into the omnipresent East German Pentacon. The last true Exakta cameras were produced till mid-1960s.

At about that time, the Ihagee name was revitalized in West Germany, but production was seconded to Japan. The Exakta name carried some weight, as did the distinct squat, bulky body shape. The early West German models followed the old style but soon changed to modern looks, as the Japanese camera makers championed. Some cheap models followed in the later years, but the glorified Ihagge / Exakta name, finally faded away.

The 1980s Exakta HS models are typical of the above. Made by Cosina, that seem to be under many other camera models of different brands. It is almost identical to the Cosina CT-1, where the only differences I can see are the top speed – to 2000, the meter display in the viewer – LED and needle, and using two batteries instead of one. The HS also added a neat finger grip at the front. Else the two models are the same. It also shares chassis with many other models as a basic, entry-level SLR. This link leads to an archived page, so in case it vanishes, see the list below. I cannot vouch for accuracy.

For the collector, this model has no significance. It rarely shows up for sale but hardly ever takers.

List number 13872
Brand Ihagee West Germany
Model Exakta HS-2
Manual Butkus
Value Camdex.ca
Format 35mm
Introduced 1983
AKA Cosina CT1 Super
Country DDR
Qty made
Initial price
Currency
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight 420 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 610 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-1600
Kit lens 2,0/50
Lens make Cosinon
Filter size
Lens mount Bayonet
Mount size K mount
Aperture
shutter Focal plane vertical metal
shutter make
Light meter TTL, lever activated
Winder Lever
Lock Yes
Speeds B, 1-000
Mirror Auto return
Viewer
DOF preview Yes
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe Hot
External sync No
Sync speed 125
Timer Yes, mechanical
Battery 2 ea LR 44
Battery style Button
Battery voltage 1.5v
Integral flash None
Other
Service / repair links camerlog.com
More

  

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List of models sharing features of the Cosina CT-1

ARGUS STL-1000
BAUER RX1
BAUER RX2
CANON T60
CARENA CX-300
CARENA CX-500
CARENA KSM-1
CARENA KSM-2
CAVALIER MSTL
CHINON CE II
CHINON CM3
CHINON 5000SE
CHINON GAFL-ES
CHINON CHINONFLEX
CHINON CE-3
CHINON CS-4
CHINON CM-5
CHINON CM-7
CHINON CG-5
CHINON CX II
CHINON CP-X
CIMKO LS-1
COSINA C1
COSINA C2
COSINA CT-1
COSINA CT-1EX
COSINA CX-2
COSINA CT-1A
COSINA CT-1G
COSINA CT-1 SUPER
COSINA CS-1
COSINA CS-2
COSINA CS-3
COSINA CT-4
COSINA CT-7
COSINA CT-7D
COSINA CT-9
COSINA CT-10
COSINA CT-20
COSINA CT-90
COSINA EL SOLAR
COSINA HI-LITE
COSINA HI-LITE HDL
COSINA HI-LITE EC
COSINA HI-LITE 405
ELICAR MN-1
EXAKTA TWIN TL
EXAKTA HS-2
EXAKTA HS-4
EXAKTA HS-3
EXAKTA HS-10
EXAKTA HS-40
EXAKTA KE-5
HAKING HG1
HAKING HG2
HANIMEX DR-1
KENLOCK KG1
MIRANDA MS-1
NIKKOREX F
NIKON FM-10
NIKON FE-10
OLYMPUS OM-2000
PANAGOR CT1EX
PANAGOR CT90
PENTAX P30T
PETRI GX-1
PETRI GX-2
PETRI GX-3
PETRI GX-4
PETRI MF2
PETRI MF3
PETRI MF4
PETRI MF101
PETRI MF102
PETRI MF103
PETRI MF104
PRINZFLEX SUPER TTL
QUANTARAY R400
QUANTARAY RZ800
QUANTARAY DZ-RZ
RICOH XR-1
RICOH KR-5
RICOH KR-500
RICOH KR-5 SUPER2
RICOH SINGLEX TLS
RICOH KR-10 SUPER
SEARS SL2
SEARS TLS
SEIMAX SV7
SEIMAX SV9
SOLIGOR SC-1
TOPCON AM-1
VIVITAR 220SL
VIVITAR 420SL
VIVITAR 650SL
VIVITAR XV2
VIVITAR XV3
VIVITAR V2000
VIVITAR V6000
VOIGTLANDER VSL 43
YASHICA FX-3 SUPER 2000
ZODEL 2MTL

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