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    Difficulty with Hasselblad film backs

    Forgive this silliness, but I found a 500c and have been enjoying myself. I have got on fine with the two film backs I have used so far (each has the folding handle for winding on the film). KEH sent me two further backs today, but they are a different design - behind the ISO reminder is a hole to see the film's paper backing moving, and the wind on knob isn't a folding handle, but resembles the catch for removing the film carrier from the back. It is a steel ring, divided in two, and either half can fold out to allow the ring to be twisted and thus wind on the film. I tried to load one this evening and ruined a film - it wound all the way on without stopping at the first exposure. I couldn't manage to rewind the film onto the original spool correctly in a changing bag so I scrificed the film and wound it back in daylight onto the original spool and tried again with the same result. So I tried it in the other back and the same thing happened. I'm doing something wrong! Any idea what?

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    Yep - you're not using the back correctly. That back is not automatic - you have to open that little porthole and look for the number "1" to appear. After that, I believe you wind using the crank on the body and you should be good.

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    Wind to frame #1, looking at the paper backing. Stop and turn the "ring" backwards. on the counter on the side of the back will display #1. All operation after that is the same as you other backs.
    Michael

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    Got it, thanks!

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    As noted, you have the earlier "C" back; as opposed to the later "A" back. They're perfectly functional but generally sell for less than the A backs. The little spring door with the ISO reminder should snap back tightly to prevent light leak. If it doesn't, return it.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    Welcome to APUG and Hasselblad Land
    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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    I have that same back and camera, too. It's all I've ever known! Best of luck with the new gear.
    "Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away and you've got their shoes."

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