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    Hassey Lens repair

    I just picked up a Hassey 50CF 2.8 for pretty much nothing. glass is perfect.. but the aperture doesn't stop down. all of the controls feel smooth, so i think it may be stuck open (lubricant?). Does anyone know someone who can work on these (interested in having it opened up to see if it just needs cleaning.. if there are parts involved, then i'd pass)

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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    did you try re-cocking the shutter in the lens? you rotate the little tab on the mating surface about 180 degrees (as i recall) it may get this way if someone removes and un cocked lens from the body

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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Jim,

    I will recommend Hasselblad in NJ.

    best service, and they don't over charge at all.

    Good Luck

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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Jim,

    I've had (Leica) work done at Steve's Camera in Culver City, California. They're an authorized Hassy repair shop. http://www.stevecamera.com/

    Nice guy, fast turnaround, good work.

    Steve

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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Jim:

    Call Fred at International Camera Technicians in Mountain View
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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Isn't the CF an f/4? The f/2.8 would be an F or FE, as far as I know, i.e. shutterless. Not that this necessarily changes anything.
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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Jim, please forgive me if this is too stupid of an answer.

    If the lens is "off" the camera it doesn't stop down the aperture unless you push the stop down lever down (located just above and next to the two blue stripes.)

    It has to be on the camera to stop down, and still won't do so unless you fire the camera or flip the stop down lever.

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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Jim, please forgive me if this is too stupid of an answer.

    If the lens is "off" the camera it doesn't stop down the aperture unless you push the stop down lever down (located just above and next to the two blue stripes.)

    It has to be on the camera to stop down, and still won't do so unless you fire the camera or flip the stop down lever.
    It's a common mistake. I hope the lens works this time too.
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    Re: Hassey Lens repair

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Jim, please forgive me if this is too stupid of an answer.

    If the lens is "off" the camera it doesn't stop down the aperture unless you push the stop down lever down (located just above and next to the two blue stripes.)

    It has to be on the camera to stop down, and still won't do so unless you fire the camera or flip the stop down lever.
    yea.. that's not the problem (i use the 110/2, so know about that 'mistake'
    thanks to all who responded. i'll be trying the local guy in mountain view first.. then if that doesn't work, Steve's

    jim

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