Ricoh Singlex TLS - viewfinder not assembled correctly - front focussing
Unfortunately, I do not have pictures at this time, but I need help assembling the viewfinder/prism 'bucket' in the correct order. It was working just fine until I took it apart for cleaning before a trip. Apparently, I assembled it in the wrong order, because all my pictures are front focussing by almost a foot. Lens has not changed or been damaged.
Parts that go in the viewfinder prism 'bucket' that sits right above the mirror:
- focussing screen (fresnel side facing mirror or viewfinder? - I'm fairly certain its original orientation was with the fresnel side facing the mirror)
- very thin steel spacer (thinner than a piece of paper, no identifying marks for orientation)
- thicker aluminum spacer
- lens bracket/spacer
- viewfinder prism
Assembly drawing from Ricoh Singlex TLS Repair Manual
See attachments ... good luck!
another page that might be useful for adjusting focus
again, good luck.