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Re: [Rollei] Rollei XF35 and Voigtlander VF135
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Rollei XF35 and Voigtlander VF135
- From: "Dirk-Roger.Schmitt
- Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 22:20:10 +0100
I own a VF 135. It takes brilliant sharp photos, and the exposure meter is
quite accurate. The price I paid of appr. ? 30 is a shame for the quality
of the lens although the mechanics of the camera are quite junky. However I
have a problem with the focus:
The rangefinder meter was de-adjusted, so with the help of our beloved list
members I found the two screws under the leatherette for vertical and
As I don't have an autocollimator available I did fix an object far away
through the range finder and turned the screws in order to adjust the two
split images to one image when the focus ring at the lens was at
"infinity". So now I obtained a perfect range finder image exactly when the
focus ring came to the infinity stop.
However, after having looked to the first developed rolls of film I have
the impression, that close objects (appr. 3,5 ft distance) taken with full
open aperture are not as sharp as they could be. The impression is, that
the plane of focus of these objects was a little bit more far away.
However, after checking the infinity stop of the lens ring, that one
complies perfectly with the range finder images. So, can someone give me
advise how to readjust the rangefinder? Or is there another screw which
adjuts the distance of the lens from the plane of film?
At 21:21 06.11.01, you wrote:
> > From: Marc James Small <msmall >
> > Reply-To: rollei us
> > Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:57:21 -0500
> > To: rollei us
> > Subject: Re: [Rollei] Rollei XF35 and Voigtlander VF135
> > See Prochnow 732 -- the XF35/VF135 had a Copal shutter, as did the F/Flash
> > 35, AF, AFM, and the 35 RF/VF35.
>Marc, you should know by now that I don't consider Prochnow the final
>authority on this stuff. I've repaired the XF35 cameras and don't recall a
>Copal shutter being in them. The rest of those may well have Copal shutters
>since they were not built by Rollei but farmed out to Japanese makers.