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    Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    Hello,
    I believe I'm confused but I'm not sure..
    I have read in some places that a Hasselblad ARCbody must have its rear end slightly machined in order to use a Phase One P25 back. Does anyone know for sure if this is true?

    Secondly, I also read that the P25 will work on a Hasselbad FLEXbody with no modification - that only a wakeup cable is needed. Does anyone know if this is true?

    thank you for your help!!

    Robert N.

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    Quote Originally Posted by OlderThenDirt View Post
    Hello,
    I believe I'm confused but I'm not sure..
    I have read in some places that a Hasselblad ARCbody must have its rear end slightly machined in order to use a Phase One P25 back. Does anyone know for sure if this is true?

    Secondly, I also read that the P25 will work on a Hasselbad FLEXbody with no modification - that only a wakeup cable is needed. Does anyone know if this is true?
    Yes, both of those statements are true.

    Of course the broader question of what tools will work best for what you want to do (e.g. is an ARCbody/FLEXbody your best path or something like a Cambo Wide RC400) is a separate topic.

    We (Digital Transitions) have experience with both bodies and with the required modification. Feel free to email me.
    Doug Peterson , Digital Transitions | Email
    Dealer for: Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Eizo, Profoto
    Office: 877.367.8537. Cell: 740.707.2183

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    You and others know much more about this then I do, that's why I asked for help. But, I also do not understand how/why the rear of a FLEXbody would be different then an ARCbody since they were both made to take Hasselblad V backs.
    This get complicated quickly.
    Thank you!
    Robert N.

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    Quote Originally Posted by OlderThenDirt View Post
    ... how/why the rear of a FLEXbody would be different then an ARCbody...
    I don't know why the ArcBody and FlexBody plates differ from each other, but the two cameras are quite different from each other. Here is how the ArcBody was machined to accommodate the IQ160: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/460728-post232.html

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    There must have been several versions of the ArcBody because mine did not require any machining to accept a Phase digital back.

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    Years ago, when demo'ing a P25 on my Arcbody we discovered that the back
    would not fasten to the camera due to a slight blockage in the film gate.
    As it turned out, the camera had a very small metal 'mask' of sorts in the film gate and
    with a little 'encouragement' was able to pop the mask out and use the back
    without problem

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    "the camera had a very small metal 'mask' of sorts in the film gate and
    with a little 'encouragement' was able to pop the mask out and use the back
    without problem"

    Now that's interesting! You add that to the Arcbodies that work without a mod and you can see why I'm confused.

    Thank you for all the help - I appreciate it.

    Robert

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    Re: Arcbody and P25 Back work together??

    Quote Originally Posted by mtomalty View Post
    Years ago, when demo'ing a P25 on my Arcbody we discovered that the back
    would not fasten to the camera due to a slight blockage in the film gate.
    As it turned out, the camera had a very small metal 'mask' of sorts in the film gate and
    with a little 'encouragement' was able to pop the mask out and use the back
    without problem

    Mark
    I just got my Arcbody and was not able to mount my P25+ on. However thanks to Mark info here, I took the mask out and my P25+ fitted perfectly onto the Arcbody camera.

    Thanks,
    Son
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