Frame spacing problem - fixes?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by The Bill Mattocks, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. I just got an old Diax IIb rangefinder camera with a
    Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 50mm f2.8 lens (interchangeable) and it
    appears to have a frame-spacing problem. Ran two rolls of color print
    film through it, and I can clearly see that some frames are dead on
    accurate, some are too widely spaced, and several are too closely

    I've never had a camera with this problem before. Since I saw the
    same problem on two consecutive rolls of film, I don't think I am
    loading the film incorrectly, and there does not appear to be any
    pattern to the bad spacing.

    Anyone have any idea what can be done about this? Does anyone still
    work on Diax rangefinders anymore (circa 1955 or so)?

    My scans show that the images that this lens produces are pretty nice
    - I'd like to get the camera working reliably, but not pay a fortune
    for it. I'd appreciate any advice!

    Best Regards,

    Bill Mattocks
    The Bill Mattocks, Sep 1, 2003
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  2. The Bill Mattocks

    Mike Marty Guest

    My Minolta SRT101 does this, but it hasn't been a problem for me.
    Sometimes the space between frames is very small, othertimes a millimeter
    or more. But the space is always there and thats what matters...
    Mike Marty, Sep 2, 2003
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