F80 Focusing Issue

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Dr_Q, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Dr_Q

    Dr_Q Member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Medium Format
    After keeping my F80 cupboard bound for some years I took it out and had a play with it, worryingly nothing was properly in focus. I managed to fix this by adjusting the dioptre on the viewfinder, I assumed it was actually a problem with my eyes and not the camera. This was 2 years ago.

    Yesterday after being in the cupboard for a while longer I had a quick play and found that if anything the problem was no worse, even with the dioptre adjustment. I decided (probably stupidly) that this was probably a focusing screen issue so I reseated it to see if there was any improvement, sadly there wasn't. In my desperation I then tried to have the focusing screen in any orientation possible, none of these fixed this particular issue.

    I don't know what could have happened, there is an outside chance the the body was knocked slightly but I can't recall it falling or taking any serious damage. I'm not the most practical person when it comes to fixing things but I'm more than willing to give it a go. I had a look at the prices for getting it done "professionally" and it would cost the same as an overpriced second hand body!

    Can anyone think of a cause and even better, a fix for this?