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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham
    I used to trade old ham equipment on eBay of stuff used by old hams who - you got it - smoked like a chimney.
    Dear George,

    Sorry, can't resist.

    Smoked hams?

    Cheers,

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    Ay sorry this is a bad one.

    Isn't it because of the chimney finder. :rolleyes:

    I know I know
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    If it still smells after all of the above, put a couple of drops of vanilla essence on it to hide the smell.

    This is also a good trick if you are decorating and don't like the smell of paint - stir some vanilla essence into the paint and the smell is masked.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
    Dear George,

    Sorry, can't resist.

    Smoked hams?

    Cheers,

    R.
    Roger,

    Touche! Very good one. It brings a smile to my morning!


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    Vinegar...wipe it down (very damp) or place it in a box with a glass of vinegar
    next to it...let it sit a day..

    Then let it air out so it doesn't smell like vinegar!
    Seriously...

    Vinegar exterminates other odors..
    I don't doubt it's effective on odors, but I would be extremely reluctant to deliberately expose delicate metal parts to acetic acid vapors which is what this is doing. This could initiate corrosion and shorten the life of the gear. It may be my imagination, but years ago some stop bath spills on or near mechanical parts in a temporary darkroom setup seem to precipitate an epidemic of ugly corrosion.

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    I bet the baking soda in a bag will do the trick, I did the same with a used Hassy finder that we got that came reeking of cheap cologne. Must have been a wedding shooter!

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    Greetings: I think the product someone mentioned is actually called Fabreeze, comes in a spray bottle and is good for killing odors. I wouldn't use it on the rear shutter though. If it's truly one source of the odor problem, I'd defer the solution to asking a factory trained Hassie Tech like Dave Odess how to get rid of it. http://www.david-odess.com/index.html

    Otherwise, try "Hints from Helouise" ;>)

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    Hi Guys!

    Thanks for all your help - we ended up simply airing the camera out for about 3 weeks (when not shooting ) and the smell has almost completely abated. We got some activated charcoal and will put them both in a box to get the very last of it.

    [After getting the first prints back - reminded us of what we really like about Hasselblad - even in the crummy light the pictures were both tack sharp in focus and several turned out pretty nicely!]
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