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Finally what I expected from the Hassy

lbarbish

Member
I finally ordered a split focus screen. What a difference.
 

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lbarbish

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Thank you

I know it isn't really stunning like many examples here on the forum but I am pleased that I finally can see enough to focus. One of the other issues I am finding is I have a lot of "faded" looking shots. I know it is my exposure but unsure what to do about it. This one for example.
 

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terry_dent

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Are you using print or slide film? If print the fading could be the result of bad processing. If the processing isn't good you'll get pictures like yours regardless of the exposure you use.

Terry
 

lbarbish

Member
Bad processing is something I am dealing with

Terrydent,

I am glad you think that. I have sent off my film to Schiller's in St. Louis and they do look a lot better. I have argued with the local developer here in New Orleans. I use print film and when I give them both black and white and color film they use the same chemicals in the same machine which I don't think is the right thing to do. Also, they never want to give me a high resolution scan. I hate to send the film away for both the time delay as well as the shipping costs but think I will have to. I don't know that I want to get into developing my own b&w and scanning myself. Unless there is a way to get into it at a reasonable cost. But then that still leaves the color film issue. Should I try slide film? What kind?
 

bensonga

Well-Known Member
Speaking of focusing screens......could anyone tell me what the standard/stock focusing screen on a 503CXI might be? I'm hoping it is an Acute-Matte microprism/split image screen, but I'm afraid it may just be some version of a standard, ground glass style Acute-Matte. I would prefer to get a 503CW to use with my CW winder, but the 503CXI is less than half the price and I would be ok with it, but only IF the CXI had the microprism/split image screen. I've searched the Web, but haven't found an answer.

Gary
 

polypal

Well-Known Member
The 503CXi came with an Acute Matte with cross hairs.
Of course the original screen may have been changed for another AM.
Some sellers fit a first generation focusing screen and sell the AM seperately
to increase the total amount they get for the camera.

The AM with microprism and split is partnumber 3042215.
From 2002 that AM was fitted as standard screen to 503CW bodies.
Always check what focusing screen is actually fitted to a body.
Screens can be changed in 15 seconds!
 
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