Exa. Ia is a 35mm film SLR camera made by Ihagee and produced between 1964-77. Exa Ia is a mechanical SLR camera body with a collapsible top-view finder. It is much simpler than professional Exakta cameras. With its lower price Exa cameras are addressed to the amateur photographers. Ihagee did not produce its own lenses.
Lens: E.Ludwig Meritar 2.9/50mm. Lens mount: Ihagee SLR bayonet. Viewfinder: Collapsible viewing optics over the Exas typical finder screen loupe. The complete finder unit is replaceable by a pentaprism finder unit. Shutter: Special construction (bread-box-alike) mounted below the mirror. Speeds: 1/30, 1/60, 1/125 and 1/175 sec.
It was also sold with names Elbaflex 175, Exakta 100 and VX 100.