Issue with my Hexanon 90 on Leica M4

Mustang

A
Mustang

  • 0
  • 0
  • 59
32nd Avenue

A
32nd Avenue

  • 0
  • 0
  • 68
Saab

A
Saab

  • 0
  • 0
  • 69
Chevy Van

A
Chevy Van

  • 1
  • 0
  • 71

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
182,067
Messages
2,519,702
Members
95,488
Latest member
Crit-ter85
Recent bookmarks
0

Laurent

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Messages
1,525
Location
France
Shooter
Multi Format
Hello all,

I'm quite happy with my M4 and the lenses I have for it. I ruined my first 3 films as, after rebuilding the darkroom, there were some copper dust in the piping, and now I have copper plated negatives :sad:

BUT.... I fear I may have an issue with my 90 Hexanon as it is my only lens for which the RF will not align the two images at infinity. The marked distances seem OK (in agreement with a tape meter, and with the Planar 50), but infinity looks like the lens need more "throw" to properly align the images.

The body will go for a CLA as I'm afraid it didn't enjoy any for it's first 45 years, and I plan to send the 90 with it, but I'm looking for possible causes and wondering if I should return it to the seller?
 

kanzlr

Subscriber
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
77
Location
Vienna, AUST
Shooter
Multi Format
Have the 90mm adjusted. Thats what I did and it focusses perfectly now with my M4 AND my Hexar RF.
 

John Koehrer

Subscriber
Joined
Apr 3, 2004
Messages
8,240
Location
Aurora, Il
Shooter
Multi Format
Have the 90mm adjusted. Thats what I did and it focusses perfectly now with my M4 AND my Hexar RF.

What he said!
Two lenses align and one doesn't. Hmmmmmmm
 
OP
OP
Laurent

Laurent

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Messages
1,525
Location
France
Shooter
Multi Format
What he said!
Two lenses align and one doesn't. Hmmmmmmm

Now it's 3 lenses that align... yes I'm afraid I'm turning to a lenses collector ;-)

The body will go for a CLA next week, so I'll finich the current roll with tests of this 90mm, to see how bad it focuses.

Thanks for your advices, this world of RFs is very new to me, so other opinions are very valuable!
 
OP
OP
Laurent

Laurent

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Messages
1,525
Location
France
Shooter
Multi Format
End of the story: the lens was calibrated, and ,oh boy!, it did need it. Now the RF will show one single image at infinity, and the images are way sharper!!
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford ADOX Freestyle Photographic Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab Blue Moon Camera & Machine
Top Bottom