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This article explains the technique I used to replace the shutter curtains in one of my aged Exakta cameras.
In this post I'm going to take a detailed look at the shutter used in the Exakta Varex series of cameras.
This post is about version 4 of the Exakta Exa 35mm camera which was made by the Ihagee company in Dresden (which at the time was in East Germany) sometime between 1956 and 1959.
The Ihagee Exakta Exa IIa was a development of the Exa II camera and produced by Ihagee in the early 1960s.
A pictorial post showing how I repaired and cleaned the shutter in my Exakta Varex IIB camera
A descriptive and pictorial post on removing the shutter from an Exakta Varex IIB camera.
I have several Exakta Exa cameras in my collection but this Exakta Varex IIa is the first of the 'top flight' Exakta models I've acquired.
This post looks at the process I needed to carry out when I fixed the slow speeds on my Exa 500 camera.
The Exa line of cameras was an entry level 35mm camera made by Ihagee in Dresden, which was started as a model for people who didn't want to go the the expense of the company's Exakta range.