Kine Exacta 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera, 1937.
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By the 1930s, new miniature cameras were on the market. They were light, convenient to carry, and could be used quickly and unobtrusively. They became popular with a new breed of photojournalist. The Exacta was the first of its type and is the direct ancestor of all modern 35mm SLRs. Manufactured by Ihagee Kamera Werk, Dresden, Germany.