I am offering for sale a real repair manual for the Hasselblad film magazines A12, A16, A24, and A32, not a so-called "exploded view repair manual" you will find offered by others, because exploded view manuals are useless to most people.
This is a step-by-step manual which is very easy to use and understand, and you can save yourself hundreds of dollars in Hasselblad film magazine repairs. A repair manual such as this is available at no other place in the world, as these are closely guarded secrets of the repair trade.
The reason I wrote this manual is that I saw too many people being cheated by the so-called "good" repair shops. To charge $85 or $125 for a 3 minute repair job is not fair in my book, and I am trying to stop it. This booklet is an effort to save people money on their repairs, and also save them all the time that is involved. In most cases, it is just a matter of putting some oil in the proper place, or a small adjustment here or there. You will more than save the price of this booklet on your first magazine repair, and believe me, sooner or later you are going to need that repair.
I can furnish many emails from satisfied people (see below for a few of the quotes) that have purchased this booklet at full price. One thing that I can do, which you will find nowhere else, is be on call for you. I can be either called, or emailed, to answer any questions you may have.
This booklet covers the complete disassembly and reassembly of the magazines, plus a troubleshooting guide that will take you through 99% of all the problems you will ever encounter with a Hasselblad film magazine. In most cases, very little disassembly and very little time is required to make these fixes.
The booklet contains 24 photos, and takes you step by step through the repair process. The only tools required are a good set of screwdrivers, some oil, needle nose pliers, a pair of tweezers and a syringe. I take you through the repairs, screw by screw, step by step.
Included in this manual are step-by-step instructions on how to convert an A12 film magazine into an A24 film magazine, and how to convert an A16 film magazine into an A32 film magazine. It is very simple to do, and when finished will be a full factory spec A24 or A32. The magazine conversion will require about $70 in parts from Hasselblad USA in NJ. This booklet makes things so simple, that a 5 year old could make most of the repairs on Hasselblad film magazines.
Further, I give you instructions on making and installing your own trap seals. For the price of one set of seals from Hasselblad, I show you how you can make hundreds of seals.
Some of the problems solved in the manual are as follows:
- «My film is fogged, what shall I do and how shall I do it?»
- «I load the film and crank the crank, but the counter will not stop at number one. The counter dial just keeps turning»
- «After shooting a few frames, my camera magazine jams up»
- «My film frames overlap!»
- «Yikes, my winding crank is too loose or it just came off the magazine»
- «My magazine is winding the film for 2 or 3 frames and then it will not wind the film anymore. What can I do?»
- «My leather is coming loose or is peeling off»
Here are some comments from Hasselblad owners who have used this manual:
Thank you. I can't tell you how much money I have saved with the magazine repair manual
I can honestly say that the money was more than well spent, and I'm looking forward to getting into working on some backs
have purchased the manual for back repairs and conversion and it is WONDERFUL! It is amazing how simple it is to put your back in order without paying those ridiculous prices service shops charge
Thank you very much for writing this manual. You have saved me hundreds of dollars in repair bills, and I am sure it will save me hundreds in the future
The booklet arrived yesterday and appears to be very helpful
your booklet is not only saving me money, but helping me to make some as well
looks easy to use, thanks for the fast shipping
If people want a reference from someone who bought your Magazine Repair Manual, you have one here. I fixed two magazines this weekend. All they needed was a CLA
People will start maintaining their own cameras, and people like Hasselblad service will be scratching their heads as to where all the business went. They would perhaps come to their senses and lower their prices
I purchased one of the magazine repair booklets a couple of years ago. It is a Hasselblad film magazine "Godsend!"
Anyone who needs to send a back in for repair, should buy this booklet at once, and forevermore fix their own magazines, and be done with it, in, at the *most*, a few hours, rather than a few weeks, that always seem to stretch into months
You all know that when you purchase a Hasselblad magazine that over the years you buy at least another one in repair bills, light trap foam exchanges etc. All of this is covered in this easy to read and understand manual. I made the problem on my magazine go away in 5 minutes! And I never opened a camera before. This manual covers all possible problems you could have with your magazine, light trap foam replacement, making hundreds of foams and foils for the price of one, and *CONVERTING* your A12 into a factory spec. A24, or an A16 to a full factory spec A32!!!
I have purchased one of these manuals and couldn't be happier with it. So far, I have managed to put 2 of my backs back into service and am seriously thinking of attempting an A12 to A24 conversion, just for the heck of it. It's so much fun to be able to fix your own camera, and cost effective too!
Very quick service, and a nice product!
I have both Magazine and Body repair manuals, and all I can say that they are wonderful texts for anyone who owns this camera and wants to avoid paying ridiculous prices for their maintenance
This manual is straight forward and easy to both understand, and apply in practice, so that even someone who is not a camera technician can easily do it. There are no mystifications about "special tools" or other devices needed. Hasselblad is, in fact a very simple camera to repair if you know the right procedure, the right way to diagnose the problem, isolate it, and that's where the manuals cut in, straight to the point! I myself, and I am sure all of you, will share my enthusiasm. There is nothing else a Hasselblad owner needs in order to have his equipment in perfect working order all the time
The price of the Hasselblad film magazine repair manual is $49.99 + FREE SHIPPING to any USA or foreign location.