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    Yes: www.araxfoto.com. Gevorg Vartanyan (the boss) is a very nice fellow: feel free to use my name if you like!

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    There are many sources for used equipment in excellent condition but be sure that they are reputable. For example, a couple of years ago I purchased 30 year old 350mm Hasselblad lens that is excellent from a dealer in NY (with a return policy) for $750 - a new one was about $7000.
    I immediately checked that the apertures and shutter speeds were accurate and they were right on. Do some homework you might get very lucky.
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    Had no problems for more than 25 years with the standard screen on my 500C. Heard about the new Acute-Matte being something extraordinary. Asked my repairmen if he could fit in such a A-M screen (500C having no interchangeable screens, came with the C/M model). He wasn't very impressed by the A-M: yes, bright but not necessarily easier to focus with compared to a screen with a very tight cut frenel lens. I followed his advice and he put in this very nice screen with very tight cut frenel rings.
    Have now a A-M screen to my 2000FC/M and my 500ELX. I think he was right: the A-M is lighter, at least a 1/2 step, perhaps even more, but I would vote for the screen in my 500C when it's about easy focusing. Unfortunately, I don't know from where my man got this nice tight cut frenel lens - as I understand it’s not an original Hasselblad screen.
    On the other hand, the A-M screen is also very nice to work with! Personally I prefer a clean screen (no prism etc.) and the plastic piece with 1 cm square net put on top of the screen.

    //Bertil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Grunchec View Post
    Yes: www.araxfoto.com. Gevorg Vartanyan (the boss) is a very nice fellow: feel free to use my name if you like!
    Philippe - just received my new focusing screen from Arax today - I installed it on the spot, and it works so much better than the standard Hasselblad one, the split circle really does make focusing easier. And, at $24 incl shipping, incredible value for money. Thanks for letting me know!
    S°ren

    "We are much more likely to act our way into a new way of thinking than think our way into a new way of acting." - R. Pascale

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