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    Hasselblad 500c help

    So I think I might be kind of screwed here, but here it goes. I was checking my 500c before taking it out to shoot and noticed that the shutter was firing randomly after the release is pressed--anywhere from right after to a few seconds after. I talked to a friend who thought it could be something with the V mode--but when I tried that the shutter didn't fire at all and now the lever is stuck over in V. This is the point where I gave up on trying to figure it out. Is there anything that can be done short of a repair?

    Backup question to that, where would be a good place to get it worked on? It was probably due for a service anyway...

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    www.stevecamera.com is one option. Steve Choi and his team has done good work for me.

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    Delete friend from list of useful people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    Delete friend from list of useful people...
    It took me a moment to figure out this cryptic comment, butnow I totally agree!

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    I'm still in the dark.
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    So I take it the only option is to send it in?


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    If you want it to work correctly, I believe that is your option.

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    Damn. Well thanks for the help.


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    Can you remove the lens from the camera? If so, do the camera shutter blinds work properly or are they the source of the sluggishness?

    The lens shutter may have been okay, but now the self timer gears are gummed up and jammed.
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    Just a guess, but I suspect the shutter gear train needs lubrication.

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