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11-29-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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ME Super "strange" problem

Just found a near-mint Pentax ME Super, everything works and looks fantastic. BUT, it won't focus at infinity with either of the Pentax M lenses I've got for it. Close up, to about 6 - 8ft. it focus's fine. Then from there to infinity, the lens comes against the stop and is still OOF.

At first I thought it might be the f2.0 50mm lens, so I put on the 28mm f2.8 and it's exactly the same. Being new to Pentax, am I doing something wrong? Or is it time to send it to Eric for repair?
Thanks for any ideas

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Is it unsharp only in the view finder or also on the film?
If only in the viewfinder, then it may be a misaligned mirror and/or focussing screen.
Check, if the screen is correctly in its holder.
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There's no diopter on the viewfinder? apart from that, vf screen out of whack is the most likely cause.
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It could be that the mirror is not returning to the proper position.
Awhile back, I was playing with a Canon Ftb and it had the same symptoms. I noticed the mirror was slightly up so I gave it a gentle push down and then it worked great.

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Thanks to all for the very helpful replies ! After I run a quick roll of 24 shots through the ME Super, I'll check the mirror and focus screen to see if one is out of place.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
There's no diopter on the viewfinder? apart from that, vf screen out of whack is the most likely cause.
I wondered about that. I get similar symptoms when there is no diopter (contact lens) in my eye.
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