Originally Posted by Maggedusen
I have the exact same problem as Shawn here. Does anyone know how to adjust the horisontal when it's very off? I have tried adjusting both of the double "v-screws", but it's not enough to get my horisontal aligned.
First check the lens at infinity using a ground glass. Don't assume your alignment target for the rangefinder (Ie. the focus of the lens) is correct. It probably will be OK but this is an old camera so it must be checked. If the lens is off, attempts to correct the RF accuracy are doomed to fail.
If this is good you can then concentrate on persuading the RF to match the focus point of the lens. At this point, a picture speaks a thousand words. I've some experience of the early folding Vitessa rangefinders, but none at all of the later T models. Even throughout the production of the various folding models the schematics of the RF design changed considerably. I couldn't assume the T model is identical to the models I have worked on, or even similar, without some photos revealing the details. But I can tell you that from what you've said, you're going to have to take the top cover off to progress the calibration of the system if the basic adjustment screws are not sufficient to restore proper accuracy. This means dealing with the wind plunger and its button, so, ensure you are up to speed about how to remove the cover without damaging the mechanism in the process. I've elaborated on this previously a few times, so search forum postings for more information if you're not already apprised of the points which need to be borne in mind when disassembling a Vitessa.
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