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Rangefinder Alignment
Old 02-17-2009   #1
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Rangefinder Alignment

Sorry if its spammy to post everyday, but after an incident today which involved my R3 falling from about a foot and half from a chair to solid floor, I'm pretty sure the rangefinder is out of alignment. When focusing to infinity, the objects are way more to the right than they should be, the items in the patch are lower than where they are in person, and the patch seems to place close objects down to the left and below the objects. I'm wondering to whom do I have to send the Bessa to get it aligned and how much lighter my wallet will be after this. Thanks

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Old 02-17-2009   #2
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It isn't spammy to post everyday. most of us regulars here post MANY times a day. This forum is a real time vampire and an addiction! The people here are awesome though, so its worth it.

Send it to Stephen Gandy at Cameraquest. Cost would depend on hob badly damaged it is. Stephen told me once that rangefinder alignment costs $75, but thats only is it needs no parts and everything else on the camera works fine.
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Old 02-17-2009   #3
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I don't post that much, prefer to rather lurk and read. This place is filled with lots of knowledgable people. I don't think it would need parts, there are no funny noises coming from it, although it is missing some paint and has use marks.
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Sorry if its spammy to post everyday, but after an incident today which involved my R3 falling from about a foot and half from a chair to solid floor, I'm pretty sure the rangefinder is out of alignment. When focusing to infinity, the objects are way more to the right than they should be, the items in the patch are lower than where they are in person, and the patch seems to place close objects down to the left and below the objects. I'm wondering to whom do I have to send the Bessa to get it aligned and how much lighter my wallet will be after this. Thanks
Run a search on this forum.It's in there somewhere,I remember reading it.If that doesn't work Google.It's a do it yourselfer..........
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Old 02-22-2009   #5
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Keep us updated. I've got the same issue on my R3A. I'd love to hear how you end up fixing it.
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Old 02-23-2009   #6
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I sent it to Stephen Gandy, very fast email replies from him, $75 for the alignment and $15 for return shipping
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Old 02-23-2009   #7
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$90...not a bad deal if it comes back working great.
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