I posted this in the 'General' forum- it was recomended to me that I post it here too! I have a Konica Hexar RF that I've been having a &^%$#@!! of a time with! When I first received it (bought it used) the rangefinder (vertical alignment) was off. So I sent it in to Konica, NJ and had it CLA'd and aligned- no problem. In October while photographing a wedding, I dropped the camera about 3.5 feet onto a grassy surface- that knocked the rangefinder (vertical alignment) out again- I sent it in to Konica. It was returned about 3 weeks later, seemingly fine. I pulled it out of my bag a week later to use at a Christening- when I raised it to my eye-bam- out of vertical alignment!! Mind you, I use this usually with 3200 speed film and a Leica 35/1.4 and Canon 50/1.4- usually wide open in existing light- focus is CRITICAL! So, I send it in again. 3 weeks later it is returned and BOOM right OUT OF THE BOX IT IS OUT OF VERTICAL ALIGNMENT AGAIN!!! I called Konica service- got the name of one of the engineers, talked to him- he said there is no ongoing problem with these rangefinders. So in she goes again- and, yes, thistime it comes back- seems fine. I shoot one roll of film around the house of my kids- I just picked up the camera and now the vertical alignment is off!!!!!! Anyone else having this kind of nightmare with this??!!?? I sold my Leica M6/ M2 and kept this for the features... wondering if I should've kept the 'pain-in- the-arse' film loading/slow flash sync/no AE lock... at least my leica never seemed to go out of alignment- even with a couple of good "thumps"!!!