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Why not get it adjusted? It does seem to be not uncommon for the Hexar RF to need its rangefinder adjusted. No big deal. I think this probably accounts for the alternating excellent/stinky reviews that the Konica lenses get. It would never occur to the SLR orientated testers to check such basic things first. John Collier > From: Patrick Smith <email@example.com> > > Subject: [Leica] Focusing Hexar RF with Leica lenses > > I bought the camera yesterday and did some testing : I used a 35 mm > Summilux, a 50 mm Summilux and the 90 mm AA. The focus is off (the > rangefinder focuses nearer than the real plane of focus) by about 5%, > meaning that if one focuses on some object 2 meters away, the Leica lens on > the Hexar will focus 10 cm shorter than when it should. > > Working outside with Tri-X, summiluxes wide open at 4-5 metres range made > the photos look sharp. Focusing the 90 mm AA at 2 meters range did not. My > aim is to use the Hexar RF with my wide angle lenses (15/24/35) on > hyperfocal for quick-and-dirty shooting so it should not matter too much. > > Testing the focus between an M6 TTL, an M3, and the hexar (cameras on the > same tripod -quick release- and same lenses), I was able to calcute the > necessary focus differential on the RF patch : I need to turn the lens a tad > more to infinity (actually a tenth of the RF width). Does not look like a > problem for my everyday work.