Welta Weltini II rangefinder calibration

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by rick_van_nooij, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. I received a Weltini II a couple of days ago. It had a few things wrong with, but most were easily fixed.
    It was missing a few screws that I replaced with those from a few old watches (the cheap ones you win at the fun fair). Of course one screw was too long and it blocked the frame counter mechanism and thus the entire camera. Took me an hour to figure that one out. But it did give me the chance to CLA the mechanism thoroughly.
    The other problem was/is that the rangefinder is out of sync. I've managed to calibrate it at infinity. But at shorter ranges it isn't very accurate.
    I'm sure I saw a link to a repair forum a while ago, but I can't seem to find it now.
    It has something to do with the cam that transfers the movement of the lens to the rangefinder. If anyone has a link/sketch/idea on how to adjust it, please let me know.
    Thanks in advance,
    Rick,
    p.s. No rush, as I'm leaving on a week long trip tomorrow morning.
     
  2. hey rick, it sounds like you know more about repair than i do but i figured sharing an experience couldn't hurt.
    i cleaned and recalibrated a canon canonet rangefinder a couple months ago and found that i had the choice of getting infinity and middle ground focus right with close up incorrect or close up and middle correct and infinity wrong.
    i opted for my close up to be correct, figuring that i can always just turn the lens to the max for infinity but i of course wonder how much this will affect the whole focus range.
     

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