Yashinoff, my front element is threaded, and attaching the lens isn’t the problem. I read a post on another forum where an owner of a Pony IV Pretty much was doing what I was doing, but the BIG difference between the two is the Pony IV has a selectable shutter speed including Bulb and the Pony II has a fixed shutter speed. You set the exposure by the EV value.
What the creator of the post I am referring to “Cannot find the link again” did was attach some plastic from a blister pack on the film plane, look at a light source at a distance, set the estimated distance on the focus ring and adjust the lens till the plastic is sharp. Unfortunately, now that my shutter doesn’t stick anymore, I cannot keep the aperture open to use this technique. I know I could burn a roll of film to see if the focus is accurate or not, but I’m looking to see of there is an alternative way.
This is one of the links I found helpful, but sadly, its not the forum on how to set the focus.
Id also like to note that about ¼ of the page down, the last sentence on how to reattach the front element, it states “Screw the lens in clockwise until you hit the infinity stop. Loosen the screws, turn the focusing ring counter-clockwise, and then retighten the screws. Screw the lens in as far as it will go, then back it out one-half turn. This is the starting position for setting the focus.” The repair guide is for the 135 and 828. I am not sure if the same starting point applies to the Pony II.
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