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Old 06-05-2019   #9
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Originally Posted by Pherdinand View Post
Something else is wrong there as in correct parallel lens board case the shutter trigger shoul dnot be that far from the shutter lever of the camera body.
Are you sure that you've installed it back correctly? Could it be that the whole lens assy is shifted further from the camera body compared to where it was/where it should be?
Quick check: Focus on something with the RF closeby like at 1m, and check if it matches what the distance scale tells you. Then also check at infinity (a very distant object is good enough).
If you see a mismatch like e.g. at 1m rangefinder focused, the lens focus scale indicates visibly shorter than 1m (say 0.9), means the lens board is too far out.
If they match, then somehow your camera shutter lever got bent.

The shutter trigger was working fine prior to bending the lens mechanism slightly forward. Now it hits the (what I suspect to be) double exposure prevention lever. It's usually blocking the shutter trigger if you haven't yet advanced the film. Now it blocks the shutter regardless because of the bending.

The focusing mechanism is a simple contraption and I didn't have to get very far to access it. It was nothing more than removing the front ring and unscrew the front element. It was actually installed incorrectly before I started to tamper with it. I assembled it back the same way I took it apart. That's why it wasn't correct when I assembled it again. But I yet was unaware of this problem.

Now the focus is correct, the rangefinder too. It's sharp at its closest focusing distance wide open and sharp at infinity aswell. The problem now is the vertical focal plane which isn't perpendicular. Something I didn't notice before but I can't see how my disassembly could've caused it in any way.

I will shoot another roll to see if the lens now perpendicular will render properly at least.
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