I bought this Exakta V from a seller in Greece. It was missing the tripod anchor and the leatherette in the back cover. A few other things like a missing take up spool, and a rewind crank key that falls off the joint. I used a Kodak spool and cut it to size and fixed it. The spool for this model is shorter in length than the ones for the VX models. Also, the back door is not hinged and comes off, much like the old Praktica FX types. I fixed new vinyl for the back cover. Adjusted/expanded the key forks so the key will not fall off. The film gate plate also comes off, similar to that in Praktica Novas. When you take that out you can lubricate the curtain spindles without major disassembly. So I lubricated the spindle bushes. This feature is common since the Kine-Exakta. They changed it when they introduced the VX models. Everything seemed to work well; it was time to test it with film on a rainy dark [NE] Monsoon day. Unfortunately, my digital camera is not working. Sorry, I am unable to post the camera pictures. Shall try soon. I used a Meyer Domiplan lens. It is fully functional with quickly returning aperture. So it was a pleasure taking it around. Though many people feel that the Exaktas are difficult to operate I have had a good feeling about them. They are still my favourites. Here are some samples taken in Monsoon dark light, using ORWO UN 34 film developed in my home brew. I have focused on the new businesses that have sprung in our neighborhood.