Seeing this thread reminded me of my VX IIb that I picked up for about 25 fifteen years ago. I bought it out of curiosity and also because when I first got into photography when I was a kid in the early 70s it was the Exakta that I really desired (most of my mates were into Zeniths). Many years ago I put a couple of films through it and it worked fine. Well, I've just found it again - it's in really lovely condition with a 2.8 Tessar, so I've put some Fomapan in it and give it another go.