Hasselblad focusing screen confusion

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Antje, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Antje

    Antje Member

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    Hi all,

    Even though I've recently acquired Wildi's manual (to be able to enjoy my Hasselblad even reading on the sofa :tongue: ), I still can't figure out which focusing screen to get for my 500C. It currently has the old glass screen, but I'd like something brighter - I'd like to get one now and have it installed during the soon-to-come CLA. I now wonder what the difference between the Acute Matte and the Acute Matte D is and the Beattie screens and whatever I might not even have discovered yet. Is there anything I need to be aware of regarding viewfinders with inbuilt metering? I'm not sure I want one of these, but I'd like to get something that's compatible. What are your thoughts on that?

    Thanks!

    Antje
     
  2. arigram

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    Don't confuse yourself for no reason. Wildi's book contains many production versions of Hasselblad equipment, some discontinued and some replaced with better designs. Get the latest in-production Acute Matte screen and you will be all set. You will find that is way brighter than your old screen. There are no incompatible screens with any equipment combination.
     
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    I had a number 5 Brightscreen brand screen installed in my C when in was in for a CLA, what a diiference it made.

    Mike
     
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    Get the newer Acute Matte D. If you get a metered prism, it can be adjusted for the screen.
     
  5. André E.C.

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    The Minolta made Acute Matte D`s are great!

    Cheers


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  6. Antje

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    Thanks a lot, guys! Seems like it's hard to go wrong with the D version. :wink:

    Antje