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#1 Patrick Lewis

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:49 AM

Hello everyone. I've recently obtained a CP-16A (non-reflex), with a tilted frame in the finder. How would one go about leveling it to match the orientation of the camera? Is there a mechanism in the dog leg finder itself, or do I rotate where the lens mounts? I can't seem to find any information on this. Thanks for your help.

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 08:47 AM

You should find a ring on the viewfinder with small grub screws that can be unscrewed with a jewelers screwdriver,

 

Hang a piece of string with a bob weight from the wall to get your vertical. Ensuring that the lens is in the position you wish to use in, mount the camera on a tripod, ensuring that it's level by the bubble; then loosen the grub screws and adjust the ring so that the frame lines line up with the vertical string. Finally tighten the screws.


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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 09:15 AM

Re the above,  loosen the grub screws, don't remove them


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:33 AM

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
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