Hi, excuse me for barging in and mmaking my 1st post a cry for help
Today I aquired a Retina IIA in overall nice condition.
It does however have one problem...
The Lens/Shutter assembly is not parallel to the film plane..
It is off enough to be visible to the eye, and gently but firmly, I can press on the left side (by the focus "knob") and bring it more parallel.
Also I can see that when I do that, the resulting Focus distance is more correct.
The Locking "folder" pins DO lock into place in the proper postion.
But there is room left for the folding cover pins to travel in thier slot.
So the big questions.. was this caused by previous owners attempting to folder when not at infinity focus, and how to fix (lets assume for now I may be able to do this, lol.)
BTW, it will not focus at Infinity in the rangefinder view.
The good part is the camera does work, and test shots at about 15 feet, F8, show a lot of promise!
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and advice.