Infinity focus
Old 03-29-2007   #1
Glenn Stevens
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Infinity focus

Since I am new to Leica range finders I have a question. My M8 I have had for 24 hours. I notice that the split image shows that I am out of focus at infinity. At three feet the pictures are in focus when the camera view finder indicates that they are in focus but anything past 150 feet the view finder split image won't line up. Is this the way they are supposed to be.

Thanks for the help. glenn stevens
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Old 03-30-2007   #2
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No, that is not the way it is supposed to be. You should be able to align the rangefinder patches at any distance. The rangefinder mechanism is out of alignment.
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Old 03-31-2007   #3
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Originally Posted by Glenn Stevens
Since I am new to Leica range finders I have a question. My M8 I have had for 24 hours. I notice that the split image shows that I am out of focus at infinity. At three feet the pictures are in focus when the camera view finder indicates that they are in focus but anything past 150 feet the view finder split image won't line up. Is this the way they are supposed to be.

Thanks for the help. glenn stevens
Glenn--My M8 had the same issue out of the box with both of my lenses. The infinity adjustment for your M8 is really easy to do with a 2mm allen wrench. (The moon is the suggested infinity target for adjustments.) Yes, it's annoying that it isn't adjusted correctly "out of the box" but the fix is painless.

Scroll down to pascal_meheut's January 18th post for photos and details (and use the Moon as your infinity target when performing the adjustment):

http://www.leica-camera-user.com/dig...tml#post146014

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