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Harwix, also known as Optische Anstalt Ewald Harwix and later Harwix Feinwerktechnik GmbH, was a German optical and precision mechanics company in Berlin (later West Berlin). At some point it was taken over by Heinrich Manderman and became a subsidiary of his Beroflex company.[1] Harwix from September 1968 produced the metered TTL "Examat" finder for the 35mm Exakta cameras, developed and constructed in Dresden by Richard Hummel (apparently at VEB Pentacon and not Ihagee[2]) on order from Manderman.[3] Later it produced the finders for the Exakta 66 camera[4], another Manderman project.


  1. PHOTO Deal II/2012, p. 49
  2. Der VEB Pentacon Dresden - Geschichte der Dresdner Kamera- und Kinoindustrie nach 1945 p. 88
  3. Exakta Times, Issue No. 17, December 1994, p. 5-6
  4. Exakta Times, Issue No. 17, December 1994, p. 4