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    Mike,

    I have taken the lens board out and apart. The problem seems to relate to a very fine screw/pin that seems to act as a locating pin for two locating rings in turn one of which seesm to be a spacer ring. The screw actually protrudes into a recessed gap in the locating (spacer) ring. If the screw gets worn or comes undone at all, then there is a fair degree of play left for it as it does not fit tightly to the spacer ring, and therefore increases the slack in the lens. As this screw/pin seems to serve no other purpose I screwed it in as tight as possible but there was still slack, so I undid it and added a bit of superglue and waited for that to dry and then reassembled the lens. As a consequence it is now much better without any slack. All I have to do now is put the lens plate back in and sort out the cocking mechanism.

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    Just to provide you with what has been requested, a pic of the camera below.

    Thanks,

    Andrew
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    Andy,
    Well Done!
    I think that your efforts will make life far easier for anyone restoring these cameras, including me! If I get time, I'll dismantle the scrapper and have a look myself at the mechanism, but it's good to have my hunch about the provision of adjustment confirmed, the overall standard of construction is such that something of this sort was most likely.
    Thanks again for taking the trouble to pass on your knowledge, perhaps we should co-write a new workshop manual!
    Kind Regards, Mike

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    cds meter

    Anyone have any ideas on how to wire a cds meter on a rank aldis wires have worked loose and its difficult to figure out were they came from?

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    as far as I know the Rank Aldis cameras, both their slr's and rangefinder were rebadged mamiya, and as such were very good,Richard

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