View Full Version : 35 sp, vertical alignment

11-30-2008, 04:06
I think the vertical alignment is not correct so I googeled around and found there is no possibility for a adjustment.
Is that realy true?

11-30-2008, 04:24
Isn't there way to position mirror on horizontal axis?
While most cameras have screw, Petri 7s adjusts by physically bending mirror unit. Maybe SP has similar approach?

11-30-2008, 12:28
I had to adjust the rf for a perfect focus,
and now it's also vertical ok

John Hermanson
12-04-2008, 08:47
Yes, 35SP (and some other Oly models) has a tiny lens inside the rangefinder with what looks like gear teeth around it. Turning this gear either way will adjust up-down of the rangefinder. Olympus Service since 1977. John, www.zuiko.com

John Hermanson
12-15-2008, 07:14
If my previous was of help to anyone, please let me know. Thanks! John, www.zuiko.com

01-11-2009, 12:55
I've tried to do the same, but that little gear can't be turned. At least not easily, and I did not want to use force. Is it supposed to work easily?

John Hermanson
01-12-2009, 06:06
It turns. What else can I tell ya. If you force it with the wrong tool, you can break the element right out of the RF. A pair of tweezers (specifically for this job) with the ends reformed into a pincher works fine. Olympus had a tool for this (long discontinued) tool number KCCE3220. John, www.zuiko.com