Exakta VX IIa Repair/Shutter information

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  1. jreitsma

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    Folks;

    I just purchased an Exakta VA IIa (I think it's version #7) and it appears to have some shutter problems--the shutter curtain remains "open" after I press the shutter release (I've adjusted the shutter speeds and made sure that I do not have the "T" function selected but, this problem continues).

    Anyway, it came with a 400mm, f/4.5 Goertz-Meyer Telemegor lens which is in beautiful condition (I'm in the process of making a leater lens cap for it) so, I would like to it with the camera.

    Thanks Much--Joe in Minneapolis
     
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    I've seen a web page on making and fitting/adjusting new shutter curtains to Exacta's I'd have saved the page(s) but it's a case of when and which hard disk. You may well be able to find it with a Google search.

    Using my IIb recently I found the 2nd curtain was dragging, sometimes not closing, it's eased and works again after a few cycles with no film, but is now a potential issue and like you something I need to resolve.

    These Exacta's are mazing cameras, they ooze charm and nod to the pre-WWII era of camera design.

    Ian
     
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    Ian;

    Thanks for the information. I did some seaching on the web last night, and I was able to find one of Rick Oleson's repair diagrams for the Exakta VX II A & B.
    Best Regards--Joe