Do not miss to look at the page about the Version 4 (some odd frontplates). Feel free to print the pdf file for personal use without asking permission. I hope it can help you while your collection is growing!
       

Exakta Varex IIa V1
You can easily identify this camera because of the setting 1/150 second. The film pressure plate is removeable with stippled embossing. This camera was for the European. This camera works well, cosmetically fine. Body number 847350

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Exakta VX IIa V1
You can easily identify this camera because of the setting 1/150 second. The film pressure plate is removeable with stippled embossing. This camera was for the US market (VX instead of Varex). This camera works well, cosmetically fine. Body number 843055
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Exakta VX IIa V2
The 1/150 was discarded on this version. The camera works, cosmetically fine. Body number 866872

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Exakta Varex V3
This camera was for thenEuropean market. This camera is in good condition, works even if there are the usual problems to the curtains (left wrinkled, do not close completely). Body number 863657


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Exakta VX IIa V3
This camera was for the US market. The preceding batch (around #900000) is wellknown as the version 4 with the inscription IIA under the Exakta logo. This camera is in very fine condition, works even if the curtains do not close completely when you reload. Body number 902641

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Exakta IIA (RARE V4)
Exakta II A, #900772, version 4. This camera is the rare version 4 of the Exakta VX IIa. The front plate was hammered under the embossed inscription “Varex IIa”, then was resilvered and then engraved. Extremely rare in Europe. Shutter works, left curtain slow. Nameplate has dull matte chrome finish. Exakta is embossed, IIa is engraved with no paint in the engraving. On the same pdf page you can find a lot of information about the "IIa" variants.

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Exakta VX IIa V5
Exakta IIa, #942275, version 5. This camera was made in 1961, 25 years after the first Kine. In the same year the striped finders were made to celebrate the 25th anniversary. It is the first Exakta with the new design. VX IIa was engraved on theinside of the body. This camera is working well. Cosmetically very fine except for a discoloration on the black label, near the first A

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Exakta VX IIa V6
Exakta IIa, #943836, version 6. You can easily identify this camera because of the engraving on the top and the front plate without Varex IIa or VX IIa (only Ihagee Dresden). This camera is in fine condition. On the bottom there is (rare for this batch) the engraving “USSR OCCUP Germany” slightly different from the one on the version 4: ”OCCUPIED GERMANY”


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Exakta VX IIa V6
Exakta IIa, #942725, version 6. This camera is like the #943836 except for the inscription ”Germany USSR OCCUPIED” on the top, near the engraving “Mod. IIa”. The camera works. Lens Enna Super Lithagon 2,5/35.

Exakta VX IIa V7
Exakta IIa, #951758, version 7 You can easily identify this camera because of the engraving “VX” under IHAGEE and “IIa” under DRESDEN on the front plate. The camera is in very nice condition (except the left curtain, slightly wrinkled. Works well. Inside there is a small sticker (US importer)

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Exakta VX IIa V8
Exakta Varex IIa, #949627, version 8. This camera is the only IIa where you can read (on the right hand of the front plate) the inscription “Varex”. Bought by Wallace Heaton, Bond Street, London, the Editor of the Blue Book (nice sticker on the back door). Camera in fine condition except for some black pain wear on the back, under the reload lever.

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