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    Infinity focus problem w/ 28mm HR and cambo wide ds

    Hi,

    I just received my mamiya DM33 (same as leaf aptus II 7) and impossible to make a shot in focus at infinity with my rodi 28mm HR.
    Do i have to send my cambo wide ds with the lens and digital back for calibration to cambo or Rodenstock ?

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    Re: Infinity focus problem w/ 28mm HR and cambo wide ds

    As replied to on LL...

    Cambo infinity adjustment can be done by most value-added Cambo dealers. Assuming you purchased from a value added dealer I'd contact them before Cambo to save the cost/time of shipping to the Netherlands. If you bought it used from eBay or similar then you can attempt to adjust infinity yourself if you're a power user (it's not overly challenging, but you're taking the risk of messing it up which would void any warranty) or contact Cambo and have it sent in for adjustment at the factory. However, the issues is back-to-lens calibration so they need more than just the lens - they need your kit (another reason why it will be easier to go through your dealer assuming you have one).

    An unofficial guide to user-adjusted infinity (again, not overly complicated but proceed at your own risk - officially cambo does not endorse the end-user doing this and suggests it be done by a qualified dealer or by Cambo itself):
    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/380561-post2.html
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    Re: Infinity focus problem w/ 28mm HR and cambo wide ds

    Thomas' original instructions, with a useful photo, are here.

    I would also make sure that the lens isn't focussing past infinity.

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    Re: Infinity focus problem w/ 28mm HR and cambo wide ds

    From where are you?

    I had a problem with a lens after buying it. I called Rodenstock and they said, that the adjustment is part of the service from Cambo. They only service their own lenses (without Cambo mount).

    So I shipped it to Cambo. But this isn't a problem to ship from Germany to the Netherlands.

    If you are from US or somewhere other, perhaps Doug's tip to ask a Cambo-Dealer would help you.
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    Re: Infinity focus problem w/ 28mm HR and cambo wide ds

    So i calibrated the lens myself and it works so well !!!
    Thank you very much for the link Doug !

    It's very easy and quick to calibrate your lens.

    I think the only problem that you can find is to damage the screws.
    My advice : Use a very good quality screwdriver as the one i used : FACOM AEFP.00x35

    Thanks !

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    Re: Infinity focus problem w/ 28mm HR and cambo wide ds

    Great to hear!

    (And thanks to greygrad for providing due credit to the original poster)
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