I am in need of some help.
I just got me a Horsamn ER-1. A sweet little camera, but I have some trouble with the rangefinder in it.
It have a 90mm lens horseman Topcor lens on it. So when i click op the red infinity stops, and pull out the lens, it is focused on infinity. No problem there.
The trouble is the rangefinder, or more correct the cam for the rangefinder. I dont seem to be able to get it to work.
It is the correct cam. The red with super f=90mm written on it. But when i pull the slide all the way back, it does not engage the rangefinder mechanism.
I have tried to push the rangefinder mechanism with my finger and it works. I can see it work in the rangefinder window, the dial/meter turns, and it even works in the universal zoom finder.
And it seem to be accurate too.
Am I doing something wrong. (That would be not be the first time)
Is there something missing.
Is it broken.
Can it be fixed.
I have attached a picture to explain my trouble.
1: When the slide is all the way back as in infinity mode. the cam barely touches the rangefinder mechanism. Not enough to make a difference.
3: There is a knob under here that slides on the cam, but it only goes half way and doesnt use the whole cam. It barely goes up the curve of the cam.
4: There is a stop knob here preventing the slide to go further back.
To me it looks like there should have been a knob under arrow 2, so the whole of the cam would be used. But there is nothing. And when looking under, it does not look there have ever been.
I hope somebody can help me. It would be a shame not to be able to use the rangefinder on this fine camera..
A cry for help from Berlin