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    The pentaprism may be shaded by the rim of the cap. And the hinge/lock looks different than that on a Praktica Six.
    But I'm not sure what kind of artifacts we see at thad bad photo.

    EDIT:
    it may be even mirrored...
    Last edited by AgX; 04-11-2013 at 03:12 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    AgX, indeed. A fun diversion at the least.

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    The pics was taken a video shot on either 8mm or 16mm not sure what he was using at the time. The only thing that he writes about is that he carried a 8mm the first year then a 16mm for the next years and also took in a 35mm reflex camera

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    More Readings From One Man's Wilderness

    p.414-5, under April 1 (1979)- "Cloudy bright and a fair breeze down after lunch. I would take the heavy tripod Exakta and 300mm lens down to see the nesting owl."

    he clearly had a 400mm lens for the exakta too, but any 400/5.6 wouldn't look so short and squat.

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    But a Praktica Six would be bigger. Or not?
    And I'm not sure about that rim of the cap any longer... If this bright line is no white trimming, then I guess it really is a slit between the rim and the viewfinder casing.

    That thing underneath the camera is strange... Yes, it might be a knob.


    By the way: what is the price in this quiz??

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    Guys, it's definitely an Exakta. It doesn't have a conventional top plate, the body is full width with the mirror box, and there is a rewind knob on the bottom of the camera. It won't be anything else. Besides the book "One Man's Wilderness" makes several references to him using an Exakta. It's an Exakta.

    Take a look at this sideview of a slightly older Exakta: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urmelchen/4236011947/
    Even though it has a WLF instead of a prism, you can see the slow speed knob on top, the rewind knob on the bottom, the chrome hinge, and probably most tellingly the chrome strap lug standing out against the black paint around the top of the camera (no chrome top plate as on most cameras).

    The lens is also almost certainly the 300mm Meyer Orestegor: http://m42.org.ua/407 the silhouette is pretty distinctive, and note the location of the rings.
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    All types of Exacta cameras that might fit have a straight hinge, the one in the photo has an irregular outline. As long as this can't be explained otherwise it won't fit to my understanding.

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    The Exakta film door is chromed, it may just be a bit of torn leatherette revealing the chrome beneath. Given he was hiking around mountains and the camera was already over a decade old by the time that image was made, it seems perfectly reasonable.

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