Hasselblad CFE lenses basic question

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  1. ymc226

    ymc226 Member

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    I am using Hasselblad 203FE/205FCC with F/FE/CFE lenses using the camera's focal plane shutter but can flash sync only up to 1/90 sec.

    I do have the 80 CFE and 40 CFE IF. Does the C in the designation mean these lenses have a leaf shutter that I can use to synchronize the flash to a faster speed? I am thinking 1/500.

    If so, I would like to operate the cameras mechanically without the focal plane shutter. Can I remove the battery from the camera (I also use the winder F and would continue to do so)? I have paranoid concern about battery leakage.
     
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    A leaf shutter can be used in X flash mode with a strobe for up to 1/500 second.

    As far as using the Hasselblad 203FE/205FCC with the lens [leaf] shutter, I do not know enough of the details to comment. Check out http://www.hasselbladhistorical.eu and the great old stand bye http://www.hasselbladinfo.com.

    Steve
     
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    If you worry about battery leakage, put in a fresh battery once a year, and you'll be fine.
    I wouldn't worry, though. Just take the battery out when you store the camera for any longer period of non-use.

    But yes, you can remove the battery and use it as a mechanical machine. Just put the camera's shutter speed ring to "C".