I completed changing the curtains in two old Fed 2 cameras. It was quite a learning process. Maizenberg’s book made it enjoyable. I got a few tips also from Rick Oleson. Many doubts remain due to the non-availability of standard specifications. The whole process is by trial and error. Maizenberg tells you what to look for as problems. However, the solution that he suggests is only by trial and error. Among the major problems, I found were the following. 1. One has to do a full disassembly to change the curtains. 2. There are no guidelines as standard measures to cut, size and glue the new curtains. 3. The tolerance in the gaps is very low, especially in the corners where the ribbon-strap goes around the pulleys; you cannot fit any material thicker than 0.2mm. 4. Re-assembling the cradle with the curtains on to the body is again a trial and error job; sometimes you get it on the first try; at other times it takes over 20 trials! There are no physical guide marks for correct alignment. 5. Finally, when it is all assembled there is no independent adjuster to retard the second curtain; one has to try varying the curtain tensions or open and glue the curtains all over, again. They could have provided a twisting key to adjust the escapement of the closing curtain. I am told by experienced repairmen that all the Leica design shutters pose similar problems while repairing. I am posting these observations in the hope that someone with experience on this type of cameras may clarify some of these issues. The first Fed 2 that I repaired works well in all speeds except B. The B escapement is worn out or mis-aligned. Maizenberg says that is common. In the second Fed 2 the closing curtain was starting too early and capping about a third of the frame. Both are very old Fed 2 models, possibly the first Fed 2 models. I took the second one for a test walk and got a series of “half-frame” pictures. I used an Industar 50mm “eagle eye” lens, ORWO UN54 ASA100 film and my home brew. Here are some samples to embellish my story, pictures with no theme.