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I have a Hasselblad 203fe. The 80mm, 2.8 lens will only fire in self-timer mode-- very strange. None of the other lenses have this problem. It's almost like the lens is programmed only to fire in self-timer mode. I've tried the self-timer release method recommended in the users manual-- using the double-exposure button on the rewind crank. I've tried taking the battery out. I've tried everything I know how to do. Still, every time I mount the lens it goes into self-timer mode. Any idea what's happening here?

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Here is a part of a blog from Flickr:
triebensee I have a Hasselblad 203fe. - badge_pro.gif.v2 says: regarding the self timer, you can also use it without setting the shutter release to "T" if you use a locking cable release.
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D?¡? badge_pro.gif.v2 says: alex ......There is a little metal notch on the left that reads V X M as well,... have no idea what this is for...

this is for self timer and flash sync.
to use self timer you also need to use the switch on the camera (bottom right if looking from the top), set to 'T' position.
Originally posted 6 months ago. ( permalink )
D?¡? edited this topic 6 months ago.

I'm thinking there is a setting issue (sorry about the text, it changes when pasting stuff).
I couldn't find any information about your specific problem, per se, only references to settings, so hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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