Undeterred, Urs proceeded to completely disassemble the camera, and he sent me the set of pictures.
Urs said he encountered no great difficulty in taking apart the Samoca, or in getting it all back together again. Unfortunately he did not find the key to adjusting the misaligned rangefinder. Here is what he reported back about his findings:
I took my camera completely apart, under the topcover one can clean all the glasses and mirrors, but the length adjustment is done by the cogwheel on the frontplate, the beam splitter and the deflector mirror are glued to the rangefinder housing without any possibility of adjustment. The distance measurement is done by a moving lens. That's why I thought of the rangefinder window cover has a adjustment optic and because it is knurled, and because mine is missing.So, still another chapter to go in the Samoca restoration, but the information Urs contributed is a big step forward for those of us with an interest in the unique little Samoca-35 Super.
So anyway, perhaps time will tell,
meanwhile I wait to see the first pictures,thanks and regardsurs fischer
Since it has been a long time since I last made any pictures with the Samoca, I loaded a roll of Kodak ColorPlus 200 and shot all 36 exposures over the weekend in the Plaza Vieja.
I had to make some substantial contrast adjustment to the pictures from the Samoca. I suspect that was no fault of the camera, but rather a function of my C-41 processing. I'll try some Fuji next time around to see if I can sort out the processing issues.