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parkfotonyc
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« on: October 22, 2006, 01:34:15 PM »
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Hi all.  This is my first post here and am looking for a little help.  I just purchased a Hasselblad XPAN II in mint condition from a camera broker in England.  The camera works just fine in standard 35mm mode, but when switching it over to Panoramic mode the flashing "P" comes up on the LCD and the shutter locks.  I read the manual and made sure that the panoramic switch is positively engaged, film loaded properly, no auto bracketing, etc. but still cannot take a shot in panoramic. The film counter reads "21" in panoramic and "35" in standard (I took a shot just to see if it works).  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 08:55:52 AM »
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Just a thought, open up the back and switch from Panoramic to Standard, you should see two black metal blades slide across the film gate to mask it down to the regular 24mm x 36mm dimensions. If these blades don't appear (and snap back when you switch to panoramic) then you've got a problem.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 08:56:37 AM »
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Obviously all without film in the camera!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 01:27:05 PM »
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Just a thought, open up the back and switch from Panoramic to Standard, you should see two black metal blades slide across the film gate to mask it down to the regular 24mm x 36mm dimensions. If these blades don't appear (and snap back when you switch to panoramic) then you've got a problem.
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Hi Gary,

Thanks for the reply.  It ends up that the Panoramic switch is faulty and it's already in the shop for a repair.  Thanks again.

-David
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