I bought this little Exa [possibly 1956] from Ebay US for abour $7. It came stripped down bare, with no leatherette covering. I was assured all other things were functional; they were. It needed some cleaning and restoration. Did that with Automobile upholstery vinyl. One Square Metre of this material costs about US$2. One can cover more than 10 cameras with that. Net cost for this camera was less than $ 0.50, including adhesive. I went to the Old Town again today and got off on a street parallel to Avenue Road [posted last week]. It is known as BVK I Road, just one part of it. Another part is known as ASC Road. All these are initials for long winded names that many find difficult to pronounce. Was surprised to find that they had a weekly trade fair [much like the rural ones] on the street. Shop owners as well as free traders from other places had set up stalls on either side of the road. They were selling everything from recycled scrap and hand tools to traditional utensils and modern appliances. Only things missing were the goats, sheep and cattle that one would find in the rural fair; it is called a “Sandhai” in Tamil [meaning a gathering of traders and buyers. The Officialdom anglicized the word into “Shandy” [not in anyway related to Beer & Lemonade!]. Of course, the bargaining under the towel with fingers was missing. I was amused to find that as a universal practice even in the US and Canada related to livestock trade. The experience was fantastic; a big crowd of sellers, buyers and simple on-lookers all relaxed and enjoying themselves. I tried out the Exa with a Meritar lens. Here are some samples.