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Lens repair tool

yottie

New Member
What is this lens repair tool I keep hearing about ?
Does any-one have any details/measurements to enable me to make one up please.
 

wbulte

Active Member
I only created my own because I had most of the bits lying around already. It is indeed much easier to buy a ready-made one. Or just use a small screwdriver with some care.

Wilko
 

polypal

New Member
A screwdriver can only be recommended for those who have a steady grip.
All others please use the special tool.
When the screwdriver slips from the slot there is a real chance the rear element of the lens will be damaged.
 

blowupster

Member
I used usual screwdriver without any problem.

I'm affraid of how to use it with my 2000FCM of my 202FA.
In fact I have a nice new macro ring I never try with my 20xx because I'm afraid if I make a mistake.
 

qnu

Banned
Isidor,

You're right not to try a screwdriver or this tool with a focal plane shutter Hasselblad.
You'll ruin the shutter, and they are hard to get replaced.
 

qnu

Banned
Isidor,

When using the wind crank does not work (either 'normal', or using the double exposure unlock button), you don't.

Putting anything through the film gate, where it may collide with the shutter curtains, is a bad idea.
You can't use a screwdriver/cocking tool anyway, since the axle is covered by the camera's inner bottom plate.
 

qnu

Banned
I haven't had a problem as long as i have been using focal plane shutter Hasselblad cameras (not with the 500-series cameras either, except for one time, caused by a automatic bellows that was known to have a problem. Then the screwdriver was of help, after demonstrating the fault to the repair person).

But even should there be a problem: there's nothing you can do yourself, except try the wind crank with double exposure button pressed.
 
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