Saturday, February 6, 2010

Re-focus an old Agfa folding camera

Re-Focus: This is one way to refocus an Agfa folding camera. If you're sure its out (in this case I am sure because the helical was stuck and I had to remove the cover to unstick the focus) you can respool the camera with wax paper between two empty spools. Then measure the distance to a focal object and focus the camera until that test object is in focus and reinstall the marked distance ring with the correct distance under the indicator arrow. Its pretty close I think. Suggestions welcome for other ways I can check this. This is the only one I have ever heard of.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Yes enjoyed your photographs ...will visit again. I have all these photos I took in Nepal and I liked the idea of the slide I will have to see if I can add one. Thanks....good blog. Mine are :

Thanks again