Arax focusing screen installation

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by nsurit, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. nsurit

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    Anybody have any experience with installing a Arax focusing screen on their Hasselblad? The brief instructions provided by Arax says to pop the old screen out of the metal frame and install the Arax screen. If the popping part was a little easier, I would have done it, however that baby doesn't seem to want to either snap, crackle or pop. Any suggestions? Bill Barber
     
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    Take a thin screwdriver and push it in on one side, lift the part of the frame that holds the other side in and then separate them with fingers. It requires some playing with it but it shouldn't be a problem. You can bend the frames quite a bit without damaging them.
     
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    Thank you. Bill Barber
     
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    How did the installation go, nsurit?

    Is the ARAX screen meeting your expectations and needs? Curious about your experience with it.

    :smile:
     
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    I must admit it remains uninstalled. Too many projects.