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Hi, i am getting photographs out of focus since about month or so with my hasselblad 500cm. some time ago one roll was totally out of focus then, after week 3 long sessions were fine. now every single image is not sharp or sharp in incorrect place. portraits for example - focus is slightly shifted...sort of back/front focus. i have 2 lenses, 2 film backs, 2 viewfinders and 2 focusing screens. everything has been checked in different configurations...photographs remains out of focus :( i checked scanner as well. works fine. the only idea comes into my mind is body...i have only one body and it is rather very rare that everything gets broken in one moment so... i will appreciate any idea or advice. Thank you very much! artur

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  • art_sikora Mar 14, 2011

    thanks a lot!!!
    just checked mirror in my 500cm...its position is definitely wrong. very visible fault...that's why i am getting wrong focus.

    all the best!
    a

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Sorry to hear about your Hasselblad optics issue.
I am aware of an excellent thread that goes through troubleshooting the very problem you are having.

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Sounds like you need to get your camera fixed by Nikon.

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Also, check that the A/M switch on the lens is in the correct position.

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I have the same housing, and have all of these parts. However, I need to keep them so that I can still operate my rig.

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2) contact Subaquatic Camera in Salinas, CA. My understanding from one of their techs is that he fabricated at least some of these parts for another client. Perhaps he still has the machining specs and could make them up for you

3) contact me if you need photographs of the parts for purposes of providing to a machine shop to have them made for you (earmstro a t hotmail d o t com)

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I would most like to purchase these parts but if someone can just help me out with photographs (and better yet, dimensions taken with a micrometer), I would be most grateful as that will be enough information to go have the parts I need made.

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