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09-11-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Pentax LX focus issues

Hi All,
Before i send my LX in for a CLA, I was wondering if anyone knows what could be the issue with my LX.
I own 2 LX's and take them with me for citytrips. I noticed after developing that my focus was waaaay off with my Pentax 28mm lens at small apertures. So I bought a new lens as I thought the lens was ready for its pension, but now I have the same issue with my new (second hand Petri 28mm) lens. This time I can see very clearly through the viewfinder that it only focuses in the lower part of the viewerfinder. The rest is blurry, almost like you put a lensbaby on.
I checked if it might be my focusing screen being loose, but it is sitting fine. I took some pics and after developing I have the same issue. The focus is off. While I focus close it is off by a meter or more.
So the question is if anybody knows if anything else might be wrong?
Is it my eyes, my camera or my lens?

09-11-2016, 01:02 PM   #2
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Vince - I'm taking a guess here, but I'm wondering if the mirror is out of alignment?
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Thumbs up for using the LX! Which film you prefer?
(And yes, take the camera to CLA).
09-12-2016, 01:37 AM   #4
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+1 for mirror out of alignment and +1 for CLA

09-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #5
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Ok, I'm sending it in for some probably overdue CLA. Luckily the guy I know has time for it the coming weeks.
He also fixed a rollei 35 se I found at a flea market.

My film of liking is the HP5 at the moment. Just because I only take pictures occasionally and when city tripping. I push to 1600 and develop with microphen.

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