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    Quote Originally Posted by ted_smith View Post
    WillieJar - thanks for the link. Will that work for the 501CM, too. It states for the 503CX?

    For any UK folk reading this, Amazon UK sells them too for £20 : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fotodiox-Cam.../dp/B002KEL9T0

    Also, the picture shows the curtains open. On mine they are closed if I take the film back off and pressing the shutter has no effect. How does one manually open the curtains?
    I use it on my 501cm also.
    I bought one from china years ago for a few bucks.

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    I hope that this helps:
    http://www.dmin-dmax.fr/photoe2b.htm
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Here's another info link that may be helpful
    http://www.david-odess.com/faq.html#q18

    However, in spite of their internet reputation for jamming, Hasselblads aren't prone to jamming just sitting around.
    Are the body and lens cocked? If so, can you remove the lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted_smith View Post
    Hi

    My Hasselblad 501CM seems to be 'jammed'.
    You didn't have a jam sandwich in the bag with it, did you?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I had a crack at it. The "light jam" technique did not work. I could see it moving the lens elements as I turned it, but no release! I ventured to Step 3 (removing the small black cover) but a) I lost my bottle and b) I don't have screwdrivers small enough for one of the screws. I feared I was going to make it worse.

    I have asked my friend RJ (lives in Jersey, used to frequent APUG) if he has ever had this problem and if he would have a go at it for me. If not, then I guess it's £250+ to have Hasselblad Repair do it for me (unless anyone in or near Derbyshire want to do it for me for a little pocket money?!) :-(

    Thanks for all the links and useful tips gents.
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    Hasselblad 501CM...my 2nd love.

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    BDial....

    Are the body and lens cocked? If so, can you remove the lens?
    As pof this evening, everything apart from the lens is free....I can crank the winder, roll the film on, remove and reinsert the dark slide, remove the film back. The curtains flip open and shut when the shutter is pressed. I just can't remove the lens. I have tried the screw turning trick to no avail, despite using the specialist Hasselblad screwdriver.

    As I don't have another lens, not being able to remove the one that is on it (80mm Plannar CB) is not a major issue right now, but that's assuming it is actually working properly. It looks to me like it is but I am not a trained eye.
    Ted Smith Photography
    Hasselblad 501CM...my 2nd love.

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    It sounds like it is time for a Hasselblad repairman.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    In the jammed position are the shutter leaves closed? Ie can you see through the lens (or down the chimney)? If not try that screwdriver/tool thing again, you have to keep going even after you think it finished to lock into the release position.

    I had this happen to my 501CM in the past a couple of times. It happened when the shutter button was pressed just a bit so the lens fired but the rest of the body didn't, once it was as the camera was bouncing inside the bag, the other when I had it over my shoulder and the button got caught in my belt as the camera was swinging back/forth while walking.
    Hasselblad 501CM, Mamiya RB67SD, Nikonos V, EOS 3

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    Also, if you do get it serviced well it is expensive but then you'll get a fully serviced camera. There are others who do Hasselblad repairs, I know sendeancameras and JDCamtech do them. I've tried sendean for a A12 back repair and an OM 50 lens repair and they did the job ok. Haven't tried the other guy but he seems to have tons of spares for C lenses too and I really need to get my C lenses serviced!
    Hasselblad 501CM, Mamiya RB67SD, Nikonos V, EOS 3

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    I'm in Derbyshire and shoot on a Hasselblad, but I wouldn't dare go near the mechanisms myself. I think the labour costs on Hasselblad repairs speak for themselves. Had something similar happen myself, on a snowy day. There was a "crank" sound when I pressed the shutter, my heart skipped a beat and the aperture blades were half closed. Couldn't take the lens off until I turned that screw. As I turned it the aperture blades began to close. The problem was with the body though, a spring broke upon pressing the shutter, obviously due to the low temperature. It's strange that the lens won't come off after turning the screw and perhaps indicates that the screw on the lens has broken, leaving it locked in place. Is there tension when turning the screw?

    Black On White in Bristol - £70 + VAT for body, £75 + VAT for the lens. Lens price was quoted from March this year, body April of last.
    Last edited by batwister; 10-01-2012 at 02:40 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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