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    H2 backs on a H1

    Hi guys,
    I have a H1 (not the 'D' model and have to opportunity to buy a Leaf back for it but the current camera it is on is a H2.

    I always assumed they were the same camera fitting wise. Can I expect any problems if I went ahead and bought it?

    Information on Hassy bodies seems very hard to find.

    Thanks!
    Chris

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Hi Chris,

    no problem there. The leaf back and others with 'H-Interface' will fit on to H1 and H2 (film)bodies.

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Thanks Udo, as I'm moving from film will I require a mask for the viewfinder so I frame the image correctly?

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Chris, yes you do need a mask. Usually there should be at least one delivered with the back, i.e. part of the original kit. If it is missing you can either buy a masked screen from Hasselblad, or contact Yair (Yaya) here on the board, he might be able to help you as a Leaf representative in London.

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Thanks Udo, much appreciated.

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Hi Chris,

    I hope your presumptions are correct. I have a different experience.

    My Aptus2-10 worked fine with my H1. I traded it in for the H4X.

    ON powering up the DB it would lock up the H4X body. Nothing would work,

    no buttons, No focus, NO menu selection, nothing. I could not even power

    it down. I had to remove physically the power grip to turn it off.

    As of today, I dont have a fix for this, have not heard anything back from

    Hasselblad.

    R---

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    @rollei - One of the reasons I went for an H1 is the interchangability of backs. I was put of by the H3/H4 being a closed system. There seems to be a lot of H3 31/39's available at the moment.

    Is there a way to rotate the Leaf backs BTW? (the Hassy seems a bit awkward to use in portrait mode)!

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Hi Chris (sent you an email a few hrs ago). There are a few models with rotating sensors but they fit only the 6x6 cameras e.g Hassy V, Sinar/ Rollei Hy6 and Leaf AFi or larger cameras like 4x5 or Mamiya RZ

    If you plan to be at the SWPP show next weekend you'll be able to try the Mamiya 645DF with the vertical grip which makes it more convenient to shoot in portrait orientation...

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    Re: H2 backs on a H1

    Hi Yaya, I got the message thank you. I won't be able to attend the convention though as I've three weddings this coming weekend!

    I've looked at the AFD as an option. I'll primarily be using MF for portraits and one of the things that's making me consider Mamiya, well two in fact, is the V grip (although they're 800) and the 150mm 2.6 Sekkor lens.

    So far it's not too late to change, I just have the body, 80mm and the film back.

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