Exakta Varex is a one-lens mirror camera, made by German company Ihagee.
Delayed action. Focal-plane speeded: 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/150, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25 (1/5, ½, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 additionally) and bulb. Lens: Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm f/2-f/16; two replaceable view-finders, “eye level” and “waist level”.
It was my friend’s gift for my birthday. He is a photographer. “Exakta” is a quality retro-camera with the finest Carl Zeiss optics. For the first time, it was unusual to have the film advance lever on the left (other cameras have it on the right), but you can quickly get used to it. The replaceable view-finders are convenient, the “waist level” especially. The Lens is out of the question (I haven’t ever met better ones). That is why, I think, it became the ancestor for the Helios 44, well-known among the amateurs.
Here are the photos made with the Exakta Varex camera.