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FE lens problems

edtbjon

New Member
Hi all!
I just got a FE 50 f/2.8 lens which I bought from an auction. I.e. no return rights. :-(
The problem is that when I press the release there is just a soft "click" sound and the shutter isn't released. If I just twist the lens ever so slightly the shutter releases (and the aperture closes). I guess that this is a matter of simple adjustment, but I still want to ask the very knowledable crowd here. (Being born in Gothenburg doesn't make me an expert on neither 'blads nor Volvos. But I do drive a Volvo as well :)

Cheers
Björn
 

qnu

Banned
Björn,

I think you are right. Sounds indeed like a simple, and relatively cheap, readjust job.
Have someone look at the lens. It is well worth a repair.
 

wbulte

Active Member
An FE lens does not have a shutter. It is intended for use on Hasselblads with a focal plane shutter.

Wilko
 

wbulte

Active Member
Hmm... Maybe I misread your posting: are you wondering if the rotating key on the camera is blocked by the lens, thereby preventing the camera's shutter from releasing?

Wilko
 

edtbjon

New Member
Q.G. Thank you. That's what I thought. I will check with a camera shop nearby.

Wilko, yes I know that the lens is intended for 2000-, 200-series cameras. The camera I use is a 2003FCW and it works nicely with all the other five C, CF and F lenses I have. Hence it "must" be the lens.

Let me describe it more clearly. When I press the release there is a slight "click" and a very slight "shake" on the groundglass image. I don't know if it's the lens or the mirror that shakes. As the shutter doesn't release the mirror stays in place.
If I grab the gripped ring with the white line f/stop indicator and twist it to the left (counter-clockwise from behind the camera) the mirror goes up and the shutter releases in the normal 'blad SLA-BANG fashion. (After 20 years I still love that sound. :) It sounds like ... quality. But again, maybe it's just because I was born in Gothenburg. :) :) )
 
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