I'm in Derbyshire and shoot on a Hasselblad, but I wouldn't dare go near the mechanisms myself. I think the labour costs on Hasselblad repairs speak for themselves. Had something similar happen myself, on a snowy day. There was a "crank" sound when I pressed the shutter, my heart skipped a beat and the aperture blades were half closed. Couldn't take the lens off until I turned that screw. As I turned it the aperture blades began to close. The problem was with the body though, a spring broke upon pressing the shutter, obviously due to the low temperature. It's strange that the lens won't come off after turning the screw and perhaps indicates that the screw on the lens has broken, leaving it locked in place. Is there tension when turning the screw?
Black On White in Bristol - £70 + VAT for body, £75 + VAT for the lens. Lens price was quoted from March this year, body April of last.
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