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Rangefinder adjustment, who can do it?

 
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jjwalker



Joined: 05 Sep 2003
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Location: upper midwest

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Rangefinder adjustment, who can do it? Reply with quote

Hello- I have tried with no luck to adjust my pacemakers rangefinder. I know I should be able to do it but I don't have time to mess around with it anymore and the frustration isn't worth it to me. Who would be a good person to adjust it to a certain lens?
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sobahguy



Joined: 09 Oct 2001
Posts: 171
Location: Massachusetts

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JJ,
Give Fred Lustig a call.....
(775) 746-0111 (Pacific time zone, daytime only)
He's experienced and has truckloads of original Graflex parts.
He's pleasant & knowledgeable so phone him and explain whatever you need to have done. Your camera will be in great hands!!!
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EASmithV



Joined: 06 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i have a 2.25x3.25 Busch Pressman that has a rangfinder that could use tweaking. What is the easiest way to do it?
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Henry



Joined: 09 May 2001
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Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, first of all, guys, you need the printed instructions. Then you need some small screwdrivers, a loupe and tape measure, and a lot of patience. The instructions are available on this site http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/kalart-adjustment.html
http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/kalart-manual.html
and also at www.southbristolviews.com.

Re: Fred Lustig, recent chatter on this board seems to indicate that Fred has departed this earthly vale of tears and sorrow. While we can all hope that the news has been greatly exaggerated, I wouldn't count on Fred in any event. The last work I sent to him took forever to finish, and never was quite satisfactory even after several tries.
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troublemaker



Joined: 24 Nov 2003
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Location: So Cal

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Bert does them, I do them, but other than Fred I am not sure who else you could contact. It also depends how serviceable the Kalart is to begin with. Sometimes fussy ones need a dissassembly and cleaning etc.. I noted recently on another post that the spring metal holder on the prism can become brittle, cracked etc... and this can make a simple but tedious calibration incredibly frustrating. I doubt that is the case, but I guess roughly I find about one outof five that are troublesome, worn out or suffer from the prism mount problem...
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45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a search for Fred last night and could only find his contact information and that he is 80 years old. The Reno Gazette did not have any information for him when I did a search of their site so at least he was not in their obituaries as of 3-12-08 10pm PDT.
I can calibrate the Kalart also.
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troublemaker



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And 45PSS probably does a nice job too...
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