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Retina Automatic III won't reach focus at infinity
Old 03-09-2019   #1
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Retina Automatic III won't reach focus at infinity

Hi all.

I've found that my Retina Automatic III is front-focusing throughout its range, and it won't reach focus at the infinity stop.

The rangefinder calibration and the distance scale correspond: Merging the rangefinder images on a 6-foot-away object causes the distance scale to read 6 feet, but a ground glass on the film rails shows that the lens is actually focused at about 4 feet.

I'm thinking that it's the lens and its helical that need adjusting, but I don't know how to begin to fix that.

Can anyone point me towards instructions for adjusting the lens/helical focusing?

Thanks in advance.
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