View Full Version : Hello everbody! Newbie here!
I am new in this forum and new in Rangefinder Camera!
Nice to meet u all!
I bought a R3a and Nokton 50 1.5 before 2004 X'mas and bring it with me everyday!:D
Let's post some photo for the greeting......
however... i have some problem with my R3a....
when i turn the focus ring to infinity, the rangefinder doesn't match at infinity objective!(It seems have a little OVER, i need to turn it back a little bit to match the screen....) But the closest(0.9m) focus is ok..... I test it with a ruler and shot a few photo to test.....
But i dont have a 10meters long ruler to test the infinty focus!
What can i do? is it fine for a rangefinder? should i trust the focus Ring or Rangefinder Screen???
You don't have a 10 meter ruler?! :p You can just measure 10 meter with a tape measure and mark your starting point and mark the 10 meter spot, as well as 1 meter, 2 meter and 5 meter, with a stick or so. Put the camera on a tripod, et voila, instant RF checking device. :)
You can check infinity with some faraway church tower/ skyscraper/ pilons/ etc. Anything that'll stick out against the sky and is a mile or more away will do.
Welcome to the forum. Lots of really nice and helpful folks there.
The photo of the dog really made me laugh ! It's excellent.
what's the dog's name?
Welcome Rex! :) Your English is better than mine & I'm from England LOL!
Welcome, Rex! Cute dog pic. Have fun with your new camera gear... It sure seems the R3a has created a lot of excitement, and should be a popular camera.
Rex, stand in front of a mirror. Try to position yourself, say, 5 feet away from it and then focus at yourself. The rangefinder and the distance scale should indicate that the subject (which is you) is 10 feet away. If that happens, your RF is fine.
Otherwise, if your photos still come up sharp, don't sweat over it. Sometimes RF patches don't line up one way only, but still perform well. My Canonet's RF patch doesn't quite line up vertically, but it does horizontally (at infinite only). The same happens with one of my Leicas and a Konica lens.
Chances are there's nothing wrong with your new camera. Have a fun time shooting and welcome to the forum! :)
10m is not far enough away to test infinity focus. You should have to turn it back a bit. Check infinity focus at 100m. All of my cameras, even the short base fixed-lens cameras, require an object at least 100 feet (~30m) to really close in on infinity.
Welcome, Rex. I love the dog photo...My little daughters and I want a Pom so bad!!!!
Welcome Rex! Hope to see more of your work! :)
Thank you all of you!
I am so happy of your reply and answer!
actually, the camera shop which i bought R3a, promise me free of charge for sending the camera to fix such a problem( but no sure can fix it), but when i finish 1 roll of film, i forgot to goto that shop(or i need to work...), when holiday, i need to use it or wake up at 3:00p.m.! So i didnt leave it to the shop..... haha~
Welcome aboard! Your R3A would be surely your daily gear before you buying the second rangefinder.:D
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