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Alpa Reflex 9 d / 9f
In 1964 ALPA achieved a technical masterstroke: The 9d is one of the earliest cameras with a TTL (through-the-lens) exposure meter. There is some controversy as regards the camera that was the very first with this technical advance. Ihagee Dresden/Exakta can point to patents dating back to 1939 while Pentax and Topcon held presentations in 1960 and 1962, respectively. There is also the distinction between market introduction in Europe and the USA. In any case: ALPA was there among the first.
 
Model 9f 17x22.5 mm - Code: fibody-siframe 17 x 22.5

The 9f is a 9d less exposure meter. Instead, the top of the 6c was mounted and the opening for the selenium cell hidden by a little cover. Instead of the exposure setting wheel, a film type reminder was mounted on the top.

Only 170 were made, 154 silver and 16 black. Out of the silver ones 6 each were in 17x22.5mm and in 18x24mm format. Other variants were made to special order.


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