£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.
Originally Posted by Wishy
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!