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Offline Arindam Ghosh

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Arax accessories for Hasselblad
« on: January 26, 2014, 03:32:26 PM »
Hello everyone.
I was searching the internet for some focusing screens and prism finders for my 500cm when I stumbled upon the Arax Photo site. They are primarily Kiev 88 oriented, but some the accessories fit hasselblad models as well. Has anyone got any idea about the focusing screen they are selling? Does it really make the image brighter than the original?
I am sharing the link so that it becomes easier:
http://araxfoto.com/accessories/screen/
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Arindam Ghosh

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Re: Arax accessories for Hasselblad
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 07:36:07 PM »
Hello Arindam.

It's not too certain to me about the installation. Is that plastic supposed to fit inside the metal frame which holds the existing Hasselblad screen? Or does it just replace it without doing that? Reason I ask is it seems to me that the thickness of the frame's metal may be a factor in getting it perfectly into the focal plane of the viewing screen's intended proper location.

Surely it's a simple question with a simple answer. I found a couple of threads where the screen was being discussed on APUG: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum51/84410-arax-fresncel-focusing-screen-hasselblad.html
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum51/101910-arax-focusing-screen-installation.html#post1601380

Looks like you would only be out about $30 to give it a go. Best of luck with it.

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« Last Edit: January 26, 2014, 08:13:04 PM by Hankosaurus »
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Offline Arindam Ghosh

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Re: Arax accessories for Hasselblad
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 08:50:26 PM »
Thank you for the reply, sir. After going through the links you provided, it seems one has to force the existing screen out of the frame to fit the Arax screen. Lets see if we get any replies to the question you posted at APUG. Else, I suppose the best way will be to get one for myself.
By the way, sir, with all due respect to the man, I find it funny how a certain Mr. Q.G. de Bakker finds way to make any conversation interesting, be it at APUG or photo.net! ;D
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