Hasselblad Lens Jam

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by arigram, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. arigram

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    Ok, I did it.
    I should be proud of it as I didn't think I could do it.
    I jammed one of my lenses.
    Without thinking I removed the lens from the body while it was still attached to a tube and then I removed the tube which resulted in the cocking to move to a position that doesn't let the lens be attached again.
    If you notice, the coupling mechanism doesn't line up with the red dot.
    I noticed that it can turn freely clockwise but it springs back to the same position after a turn.

    Is that something I can fix by myself or do I need to send the lens to a technician?
     
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    Ari- this is easy to fix. If you have a small coin, you can simply re-cock the lens with it. Insert the coin in the slot, and turn clockwise until the mechanism locks in place.
     
  4. arigram

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    Thank you guys, it was indeed easy to fix!
     
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    No, no! Don't use a coin. Here in the U.S., a dime (10 cent piece) would fit, but the photos after that would be "a dime a dozen". You really should use the special (expensive) Hasselblad lens re-cocking tool to retain the camera's self image. :wink:
     
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    Ha, I use a penny. I wonder what that says about my photography? At least I use a shiny penny!
     
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    My weapon of choice is an Australian 5 cent coin. :smile: