Quote Originally Posted by Wishy View Post
Pinholes can be spotted with some fabric paint as a tempory measure. A full overhaul here with new shutter curtains undertaken by a specialist is 35+postage. Not bank breaking

The Biotar is a good lens, the 28mm f3.5 Angenieux alone is probably worth 5 times what you paid. (The 135 is worthless though!)
35 for a full overhaul sounds quite reasonable! Who is the repairperson? Unless I find someone here in the States who can overhaul Exaktas, I may send my VX to the UK.

I'll have to do more testing, but here are shots taken with my VX, shutter holes and all. Film used was Kodak BW400CN C-41. Both images were taken from almost the same spot of the same subject (Angel Hall in Ann Arbor, Michigan) using the 28mm Angenieux and the 135mm f3.5 Rodenstock-Yronar. I used a tripod. Exposure settings with the 28mm were 1/500 @ f11. For the 135, 1/250 @ f11. Straight lab scans. One shot does not make for a full test, of course, but the 135 did better than expected. It came with it's original lens hood and perhaps that helps a bit. The Angenieux was used without a lens hood.

Anyway, thanks for your thoughts Wishy!

Marc