1970 Exakta RTL1000 ver.3
in Europe, the Exakta RTL1000 shown here has the standard non-TTL
prism. Made in Dresden, East Germany the RTL1000 is not considered by
purists as a “real” Ihagee Exakta as the only thing in common with
earlier Exaktas is the lens mount and was made by VEB Pentacon. After
World War II the remnants of Zeiss Ikon’s Contax, Ihagee, VEB
Kamerawerke Freital, Meyer-Optik Gorlitz and other Dresden factories
were incorporated into VEB Pentacon. By the 1970’s the Praktica brand
cameras were their biggest sellers and the Exakta RTL1000 has more
similaries in manufacture to the Praktica than the earlier Exaktas.
This example has the standard lens, the Meyer-Optik Oreston 50mm f1.8.
This camera was originally owned by the sculptor, Tom Allen, my uncle.