Flipped lens in an Argus TLR

I finally got around to flipping a lens in a camera.  I ran across a cheap Argus TLR like this one, and found it easy to disassemble, pop out the lens, and flip it.

There was a spacer the lens sat on that I didn’t put back after flipping the lens.  It looks like I should have left it in.  My photos are all blurry.  It didn’t look like I’d need the spacer.  Not sure what I was thinking there.

Some parts of the photos are in focus, but they are in the distance.   There IS, however, some nice circular bokeh in some of the shots.

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These are not blurry from camera shake.

I’ll put the spacer back in, and try it out with some scotch tape as a ground glass, before shooting the next roll of film.

It really didn’t occur to me that it wouldn’t work.    I’ll give it another try.

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