plastic ring broke off my 150mm Hassy CF lens

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Mark Fisher, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Mark Fisher

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    There is a plastic ring that goes around the barrel right at the mounting flange, It was cracked when I got it and not it is seriously broken, I could super glue the whole thing together, but that seem like a bit of a hack job, So, what is the function of the ring....dust guard? If it is just to make it look pretty, I'll do without.

    Thanks -- Mark
     
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    The ring serves to keep the rubber in place. You can use the lens without.
    It is of the clip-on type, and because it is under tension a bit, is known to crack.
    Hasselblad parts are more expensive than they should be, so/but it is relatively cheap to replace.
     
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    I shouldn't post this, it's almost trollish, forgive me:

    Hasselblad: plastic?!
     
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    hehe ross, I was about to post the same thing....
     
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    It's not plastic, it's RESIN! ;P
     
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    I thought it was an engineering polymer.
     
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    Yes, I believe the terms are interchangeable, but certainly not PLASTIC.
     
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    Speaking as a mechanical engineer, I can see exactly why it failed .... less than great plastic part design and manufacturing. I suppose I should cut them some slack since they don't do too many plastic parts.

    Seriously, it sounds like it not replacing it shouldn't be a problem......thank!
     
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    Ooo, aaa!

    You all paid extra for that membership card, i see. :wink:

    Plastic, yes.
    Hasselblads are full of it.

    Well... let's say that there is plastic in Hasselblads.
    This ring wasn't the brightest idea. It works long and well enough though.
     
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    Volvos have plastic parts too... and it never stopped them from being considered a decent car.
     
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    They do crack fairly easily, which is unfortunate. They are not difficult to replace. Cheap, however, is relative when it comes to Hasselblads. Expect to pay in the neighborhood of $50 for it. I'd go right to the source at Hasselblad USA for the part. I paid a repair place for one they happened to have in stock, so I probably was gouged a bit.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    If you are a fussy middle aged or older woman with kids. Frankly, if that was my only choice, I would rather walk.

    Steve