Horseman 980 Rangefinder Adjustment

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Fragomeni, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Fragomeni

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    Hi all. I have a Horseman 980 6x9 that I just picked up and am in love with. My main camera is an 8x10 Deardorff which isn't the easiest thing to carry around everywhere I go and the Horseman is my ideal carry camera. It is in wonderful shape but one thing that I noticed is that the rangefinder is just slightly off vertically. I searched Google and the forums and haven't been able to find a repair manual. Does anyone know if this is an adjustment that I can make without much trouble and how do I do it. Overall it doesn't affect the rangefinder functionality but it would be nice to have it dead on. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I spent some more time with the camera and the more time I spend with it the more comfortable I get and the less the vertical misalignment appears to be present. My suspicion is that the vertical alignment might be just barely off but because of the bulk of the camera I was viewing through the rangefinder at an angle (rather then straight on) that accentuated the issue. The camera and rangefinder are working perfectly so I'll just leave it alone.