CF lens question

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by EASmithV, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. EASmithV

    EASmithV Member

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    I recieved a new Hasselblad kit earlier today that I bought off the Apug classifieds!

    I think i'm in love, the mechanical feel of precision is all over this camera, and i already have a roll of film hanging to dry :wink:

    However I do have a quick question about CF lenses... What does the F shutter speed setting do? Is it for Flash? Wouldn't that be really redundant with leaf-shutter lenses?
     
  2. Leigh B

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    The CF lenses can be used on the focal-plane bodies.

    The F setting disables the in-lens leaf shutter but leaves the aperture control functional, allowing the focal plane shutter to be used.
     
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    Congratulations on your new purchase! There's nothing like the sound of the shutter on an all mechanical camera. I would highly recommend picking up a copy of Ernst Wildi's Hasselblad Manual. A great resource for us Hasselblad owners. :smile: