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    Yashica Minister-D RF alignement

    Hello
    I need to adjust the horizontal alignment of the Minister-D rangefinder. There are several screws, as seen here
    http://public.fotki.com/BlueWind/yashica-minister-d/
    Which is the screw I should use ??
    And that black foam ring around the rewind axis, what is it for???
    Thank you
    Joao

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    I have one but am unsure of how to adjust the rangefinder.Why don't you contact the "Yashica Guy"? Just goggle his name and send him your question.He's a nice fellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    I have one but am unsure of how to adjust the rangefinder.Why don't you contact the "Yashica Guy"? Just goggle his name and send him your question.He's a nice fellow.
    Good idea, message sent.
    Regards
    Joao

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    Hi Joao,

    You might be able to help me out, here.

    I have a Yashica Minister II which I bought on eBay.

    Lovely cosmetic condition, the rangefinder and meter seem to work fine, the lens seems to have spent it's whole life under a UV filter

    But... the shutter won't fire.

    Can you just reassure me, please, does your shutter fire after rewinding WITHOUT a film in the camera?

    Some cameras will not fire without a film, such as the Voigtlander Vito B. I don't think this applies to the Yashica Minister, I reckon my shutter is jammed or the linkage is broken or worn, but if you could confirm this before I take the plunge and dismantle the thing - it will save me wasting a film to check.

    Thanks very much.
    Steve

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    I just dry fired my Minister-D (no film) and the shutter works.

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    Thanks for that.

    Let's hope I can get away with a splash of lighter fluid after I get the front element off!
    Steve



 

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