FWIW I drppoed him a note and helped him with information on grafmatics, seems he had one but didn't know enough about using it. Hopefully he will be able to get some more good pictures with less restriction from being weighed down with filmholders. He seems to be a nice guy.
1 . Take the cover off the collimation hole on the top of the viewfinder.
2. Get a cheap laser pointer and tape the on button down.
3. Using electrical tape, tape the laer pointer so it shoots DOWN into the viewfinder. Adjust it so that you see two dots on the wall from the viewfinder. One from the bottom "hole" and one from the top "hole".
4. To focus, just rack the lens until the two dots line up next to each other or appear as one.
Voila! Tack sharp focus at wide open apertures (assuming proper viewfinder colimation), and it is fast too.
Plus it looks wicked....
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That is a good idea, although it might not fly following presidential candidates around. Could you imagine what the secret service would do if they saw 2 red dots show up on the forehead of the guy they were protecting? It wouldn't be pretty.