Originally Posted by siracusa
I've got an M2 that I picked up a while ago as a user for a good price. Not in great shape but the price reflected this.
The focus, however, is way off. I mean way off.
As the camera doesn't stand me much I thought I'd use it as an opportunity to learn how to calibrate the rangefinder myself. However, I'm having problems turning the eccentric screw. It's extremely stiff, and not helped by the fact that the slot in the screw is heavily worn from past adjustments.
Just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks for getting this to turn that I may not have tried?
I've been using an offset screwdriver the blade of which I've filed, although the best purchase I get on it is when I very carefully hold a hex flat head bit in my hand with thumb and forefinger directly above the screw.
Any tips or tricks that I've not yet tried would be gratefully received!
Given the state of the slot in the eccentric screw, I also wondered are these available as spares?
Thanks and best,
Unless you are already experienced and successful in camera repair,
its foolish to risk damage on a Leica M trying to be cheap on a professional RF adjustment.
No doubt some will tell you how easy it is,
but notice they will not likely pay for your repair if you damage your camera.