Exacta Vx Camera W/ 3 Viewfinders, 58mm Biotar Lens Case; Made Ussr Occ Germany
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Exacta Vx Camera W/ 3 Viewfinders, 58mm Biotar Lens Case; Made Ussr Occ Germany:
Very Clean and Sharp EXACTA VX 35mm SLR Camera, Serial No. 812160; Offering Includes:
-Carl Zeiss Jena Nr. 3537344 Biotar 1:2 f = 58mm lens
-Viewfinder marked IMAGEE DRESDEN
-Viewfinder in original box marked, "Prismeniensatz"
-Waist Level Viewfinder with Prism and Leather Case; Viewfinder marked, "Thagee"
-Original Leather Camera Case embossed, "Exacta" and "Thagee"Camera and Viewfinder, (marked IMAGEE DRESDEN), both have printed or stamped to surface, "U. S. S. R. OCCUPIED" and "GERMANY USSR OCCUPIED", respectively.Camera and Lens appear to be in VG Physical Condition; Glass to lens is clear, smooth, scratch, haze, mildew or other damage free. Mirror is also clean and clear. Waist Level viewfinder also appears to be in equally good physical condition with very minor oxidation to various spots on surface of metal, (chromed aluminum), parts. Viewfinder pops open with resolve. The other viewfinder, (from box marked "Prismeniensatz"), has good glass and structural integrity; To bottom of ground glass is focusing spot that appears to have been attached and is some sort of plastic or vinyl, (small circle), and is beginning to lift away from surface. This does not appear to be serious but worthy of disclosure.MOREOVER, PLEASE NOTE:
Two Important Facts:
1) I am not familiar with this camera, especially with respect to operating same. I am unable to cock the shutter and assume it is due to some protocol with which I am unfamiliar.
2) The waist level viewfinder, (as well as Prismeneinsatz viewfinder), was in the same large camera tote, to wit, accompanied, the camera, camera case and attached viewfinder. I am aware, from research, that this camera used a waist level viewfinder; However, I have been unable to fit the waist level viewfinder to the camera. Unlike the Prismeneinsatz viewfinder, it does not seem to "seat" into camera; Thus, I can not warranty that it actually fits camera, (though, I suspect it is because I don't know how to attach it).Finally, my assessment of the condition of all parts and componentss is a subjective, good faith opinion. If there is any quality or condition issue about which you may be concerned, please contact me for clarification, (including providing more pics, etc.), rather than assume that our frames of reference are the same. Kindly take note of these facts. Else, to my eye, it seems like a beautiful, classic piece!
On Jul-30-13 at 19:09:23 PDT, seller added the following information:
In responding to several questions I reexamined various parts of camera and lens. In so doing, i noticed that there is, indeed, a small scratch to the front of the lens to one side; small arc approximately 1/3" from end to end. I had seen it originally but thought it was a dust mite. I apologize for this oversight.