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    HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Hello all

    I'm new to this forum so please excuse my mistakes...

    I recently naught a new leaf shutter 80mm and a refurb DM33 from digital transitions to replace my aging mamiya 645afd/zd kit.

    Well when using the 80mm ls lens I get a blank capture when I shoot faster then 1/30 on shutter aperture makes no difference, it only happens when I shoot faster then 1/30 with leaf shutter. But when using CF18 to only use focal shutter I have no problems at all.

    What's going on with this please help, phase one/ mamiya don't seem to give a crap. And since I live in australia DT (digital transitions NY) want me to ship it all back and god knows how long it will take them to give me an answer and they won't send it directly back to australia.

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Hi RB!

    Sorry to hear about these troubles. We'd look at it the hour we receive it if you shipped to us. But let me check with some other options for you. Our service department opens in about 90 minutes and we will do everything we can to get you a fast answer.
    Doug Peterson , Digital Transitions | Email
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    Office: 877.367.8537. Cell: 740.707.2183

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Thanks Doug, much appreciated
    I've been dealing with another issue with Allison regarding the standard 80mm lens that came with the kit but that is less of an issue then this.

    Thanks again

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Perhaps a firmware issue.

    Even though you have a LS on the DF you still have to have the FP shutter get out of the way. Not a great design, but perhaps the new DF will solve that.

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    UPDATE...

    Johnny I think you maybe right... Today I tried shooting tethered and the leaf shutter performed perfectly without any issues, but as soon as I went portable problems came back.

    But all firmware is up to date.

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Perhaps a reset to default settings on the DM33, which I believe is set to "0", in the CF's. It seems to be a shutter sync issue, try different settings for LS and FP to make sure the lens is able to release above 1/30th. Also remember to tap "okay" after every setting change or your inputs are negated. I'm almost certain it's a CF setting.

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    I've reset the body, reset the back no success

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Hmm, you've paid good $ to DT, I'd insist on a loner while they fix your gear for free, if they can't troubleshoot the issue of the lens/DB combo.

    Here's a quote from DT's website...



    Investing in pre-owned gear like a used Phase One or Mamiya Leaf Medium Format Digital Back doesn't mean you shouldn't receive the same service and support as a client purchasing new.

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    Re: HELP!!!! Leaf shutter lens / 645df issues

    Thankfully DT got onto mamiya/phaseone and reeled them in, so let's see what mamiya/phase will do. But will keep everyone posted, I case anyone else ends up with same issues.

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