Jordan, Are there areas in focus and and then the opposite side of the projection out of focus? Front to Back, or Left to Right? If so, then you definitely have an alignment issue. I feel that a lot of the older beselers with the rear bracing bars have a lot of potential for misalignment due to the screws being totally inadequate, and the whole thing loosens over time to a point where quality is diminished. Take a real close look at how the lightbox, and lens stage carriage/lift mechanism is aligned with the left and right columns. It's easy for a cog on one side to slip down one and it would be hard to see without checking with a square. That's what I did, and at the same time swapped out the screws to hex bolts on the rear braces.