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  1. Try swapping batteries to rule-out that possibility and see if the results are replicated.
  2. Sounds like the housing for the 500EL. Do you have a photo?
  3. I would try contacting Devon Thompkins at Pacific Housing Repair. He is an authorized service center for S&S and a very nice and helpful person. http://www.pacifichousingrepair.com/
  4. Regarding the housing PC cords, I found this in the Hasselblad Way 4th ed book. Also, I have been unable to find how far to stop the camera down when using the corrector lens set. [emoji848] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. Ooohhh! That's right! [emoji106] Definitely not with the 500c though. With the new digital back, the screen tilts to horizontal. When I get them back from being serviced I'm going to go to a store that has the digital back to take some measurements. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. I have the 70mm back. Too bad 220 roll film is no longer made. Only 70mm B&W from Ilford. But there is the new digital back.... $$$$ Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. For sure, Chris. Definitely not a procedure to do while on a crammed dive boat. Growing up, I was always fascinated by my dad's dive gear and cameras from the 60s. I used to dive in our pool whenever I could at 10 yo. I was certified at 14. On dive boats, that system would always draw a crowd. Lately my dad has been in the hospital following complications from hip surgery. He's 76 and can no longer dive. It was the activity we did most together. Many fond dive trips off Monetery and the Channel Islands. Shooting this system again is how I feel close to him. Every day dives I'll take my compact system, then take the Hasselblad on bigger trips off the coast, like the Channel Islands. I want to keep it going for as long as I can. Hopefully next year I'll be able to get the new digital back for them. Even if I get sick of it, I can still shoot the cameras on land. I'll only be out for the cost of servicing the housing. The strobes I will get for it can be used for an SLR. BTW, which housing do you have? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  8. Interesting, there are 3 PC cords! Two gray, one black.
  9. My dad never acquired the SWC rear section of the housing. Instead, he removed the prism and would imagine the viewfinder frame. Haha.
  10. I started a new thread in the General Chat. https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/66488-hasselblad-swc-zeiss-corrector-lens-set/
  11. I found this interesting. These are 1971 prices. To adjust for inflation, multiply by 6.4.
  12. In another thread I started about strobes, the thread was getting sidetracked with questions about the SWC corrector lens set. So I decided to start a new thread. The Zeiss corrector lens set is used to correct for the decrease in angle of view due to the physics of water when using the SWC. The set consists of the outside flat port (spherical inside) and the smaller lens that mounts on the camera. Even if you have these two lenses, you also have to have the "gauge" tool to properly set the distance between camera and port and also to ensure that they the camera is perfectly perpendicular to the gauge tool. The camera is set at 10 feet, seated on the gauge tool, and mounted using the SWC mounting screw which allows for adjusting the axial distance. This "guage" tool is screwed in place of the port lens, then removed. My dad never acquired the SWC rear section of the housing. Instead, he removed the prism and would imagine the viewfinder frame. Haha.
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