Well I just don tget it I baby my stuff and today I was up on the Sonora pass and this shot I wanted I pulled out my 150! My workhorse lens. And guess what the shutter ring froze. And I turned it! And now it doesnt work!
So in one week I lost a back and now my 150... Does anyone know how much this may cost? Also how is the best place to send this in to. I was thinking of going directly to hasselblad and fedex it over night as I need it for a job next weekend.
Thank you all again!
Very very bummed! :(
I would overnight the lens directly to hasselblad in in NJ. But you need to follow up and make sure they can get it fixed right away. Sometimes they take a little bit of prodding but always come through.
Kevin, if you go to the HasselbladUSA web site.
Then look in Dealers; Service Centers for California. You will find the following three Hassleblad Service Centers.
California Precision Service, Inc.
1714 28th Street
Sacramento , CA 95816
Tel. (916) 451-1330
Fax. (916) 451-7460
Camera Service Center
4355 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City , CA 90230
Tel. (310) 397-0072
Fax. (310) 397-3473
Professional Photographic Repair
7910 Raytheon Road
San Diego , CA 92111
Tel. (858) 277-3700
Fax. (858) 277-5332
You may be able to get fast turnaround repair sevice from one of these service centers. I have no personal experience with any of them.
I use Pro Camera Service in Thousand Oaks, CA for maintenance/repair of my Hasselblad equipment.
How good are these guys in Thousands oaks? I wanted to have it ready to ship by the morning as there is no fedex near me and they pick up around 11am and I have to cal it in tonight.
Also any idea about what it will cost for a CF lens shutter repair? I can have it packaged up and ready to go. I have a wedding to cover on the 22nd and I use the 150 quite a bit. I could also you the 80 and just crop but I like to keep it tight..
Good idea. I have never used the other places and need this back and fixed!
Apex Camera Repair, (925) 933-6016, 1295 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
call them and see how fast they can do it. They are great guys to work with.
Walnut Creek is in the East Bay of the San Francisco area.
Pro Camera Service have done camera and lens repair and CLA for me (Hasselblad, Leica, Rollei, LF shutters, etc.) for about 23 years. Call them at (805) 497-7240.
Incidentally, they have some Hassy rental lenses - don't know if they have a 150.
I have my lenses rebuilt every couple of years.
What you have is a relatively small problem and will probably run between $150 and $200.
As I mentioned in a previous thread, I use the following people and have had great service etc.
Associated Camera Repair
3401 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Portland OR 97232
Thank you all for the replies.
What causes the shutter to fail on a lens?
In extreme cases the blades can seize up, but in your case it is probably just that these lenses need some moving parts like springs replaced.