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    issue with several cf lenses

    i hve several cf lenseswith which i can engage the depth-of field-button, but i cannot release the button no mater how hard i push. is there a trick i missed?
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    The trick is to flick it up from one end to get the DOF preview to release.

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    I too was completely frustrated and felt like a complete plonker when I discovered how easy it was after reading the directions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    i hve several cf lenseswith which i can engage the depth-of field-button, but i cannot release the button no mater how hard i push. is there a trick i missed?
    This is an annoyance for me also. However the lenses are so sharp fully opened that I now rarely bother to check the depth of field any more, because I know that it will always be better than what I am seeing.
    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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    thankyou guys su much. the pdf instructions did not do it for me, but flicking the button up from one side as suggested released the button on all lenses.this was a big help apug, because i sat here in tears. i don't think, i will ever use this useless button again. not worth the trouble
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    i agree, it's a useless feature not worth the potential trouble!
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    I use dof preview all the time on all my cameras.
    I will admit it took me a bit to get the technique to be useful but it does help me on slr's where the lenses are always focussing wide open.

    It's most helpful for me when shooting quickly and I need to make sure what I want/need will be exceptably sharp.
    It really helps when shooting groups of people that aren't all arranged on one focus plane. Helps to get the best hyperfocal distance so all faces will be sharp enough.

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    It certainly isn't intuitive, either from looking at the lens or from reading hte instructions. Whatever you do, don't forget the secret. Sometimes the DOF preview can get set without out even knowing. Mine did that recently... I must have inadvertantly set it while putting the lens into or out of the camera bag. I wasn't driven to tears, but dumbfounded by how long it took me to figure out why the viewfinder was so dim. Dohhh.

    p.s. I find DOF preview usefull when needed... which isn't often.

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    i think this button was my focusing problem. eith it locked nobody can focus any lens accurately!
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