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    Wista RF adjustment

    Hi,
    I have a Wista RF and a Nikon 150 for it, and it seems the rf is in need of a calibration.
    Before I send it off for repair, I was wondering if anyone has successfully adjusted the rf mechanism on the camera by themselves.
    Right now, I have set the infinity point with the 150mm lens, but the rf image does not correspond; in fact, I get the same image when I rotate through the 135, 150, or 180mm focal lengths.
    Is there a simple way to deal with this?
    I couldn't find anything online.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Are you looking through the focusing viewfinder? The big finder is for composition..the little tube next to it is for focusing..evan Clarke

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Evan, yes, I'm looking through the focusing vf; they are out of sync with the GG image, and stay the same regardless of which focal length I select with the knob on the right of the camera.

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    You had the extension track all the way in when you turned the knob to set the cam? The front edge of the upper track and the extension track are aligned in the front?

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    You had the extension track all the way in when you turned the knob to set the cam? The front edge of the upper track and the extension track are aligned in the front?
    Yes to both questions; thanks.

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Geez, mine set very easily. Sorry to hear you are having trouble..it's a great camera..Evan Clarke

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Meh, I never use the RF function, and probably won't do so very much, even if it were to work.
    But thanks, Evan, and yes, it's a fantastic camera.

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Here's a photo of the area in question; bellows and front standard removed.
    Another member was kind enough to provide some instructions, but based on memory alone; hopefully the photo will help.
    I'm trying to figure out how to adjust the rangefinder, so it falls in line with the image on the GG at infinity.
    Thanks


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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Ari, how about a shot of the adjustment arm? Does it go from top to bottom, on the left (looking at it from the front)? If not, it may be the Busch Pressman I'm thinking of with the adjustment screw down toward the bottom.

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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Chris, the adjustment arm is clearly visible on the left-hand side of the camera; it covers most of the length of the camera.
    If you need a better photo, I'll put it up tomorrow.
    Thanks.

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