lost focus

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by ipratt, May 25, 2010.

  1. ipratt

    ipratt TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire (God's Own County)
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I have an Ensign Selfix 420 and the focus bezel has come loose and focus is lost. Can anyone explain how to reset the focus?
     
  2. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,723
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    L.A.
    Place a focusing screen at the film plane, open lens to maximum aperture and
    adjust focus by eye until sharp on the screen. Use a faraway object such as
    a mountain, tree, building, etc. to adjust for infinity. If you don't have a
    focusing screen you can use frosted tape or even wax paper stretched
    across the film gate. You will also need a tripod and cable release to lock
    the shutter open on B while you do this and a magnifier may help to see the
    image too.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

selflix 420