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    Just lay a metal tape measure out on a long table and from a couple of feet above with the zero rough as near as possible to the focal plane, focus and shoot at various distances on the ruler using the rangefinder to focus on say 2 metres, 5 metres etc, shooting at full aperture, then process and see what distance is actually sharp.

    I've just done that to calibrate a Wray range finder, but the vertical alignment also needs slight tweaking, it's not difficult just painstaking

    Ian

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    engineering or tracing vellum--- you can usually get the local blueprint place to give you a piece off the floor big enough for years of cutting small pieces off it for MF cameras.
    * Just because your eyes are closed, doesn't mean the lights in the darkroom are off. *
    * When the film you put in the camera is worth more than the camera you put the film in... *
    * When I started using 8x10, it amazed me how many shots were close to the car. *

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    Only shooting film will give you the accuracy a Range finder deserves, a screen is only ball park.

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