plastic ring broke off my 150mm Hassy CF lens

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There is a plastic ring that goes around the barrel right at the mounting flange, It was cracked when I got it and not it is seriously broken, I could super glue the whole thing together, but that seem like a bit of a hack job, So, what is the function of the ring....dust guard? If it is just to make it look pretty, I'll do without.

Thanks -- Mark
 

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The ring serves to keep the rubber in place. You can use the lens without.
It is of the clip-on type, and because it is under tension a bit, is known to crack.
Hasselblad parts are more expensive than they should be, so/but it is relatively cheap to replace.
 

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It's not plastic, it's RESIN! ;P
 
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Speaking as a mechanical engineer, I can see exactly why it failed .... less than great plastic part design and manufacturing. I suppose I should cut them some slack since they don't do too many plastic parts.

Seriously, it sounds like it not replacing it shouldn't be a problem......thank!
 

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Ooo, aaa!

You all paid extra for (there was a url link here which no longer exists), i see. :wink:

Plastic, yes.
Hasselblads are full of it.

Well... let's say that there is plastic in Hasselblads.
This ring wasn't the brightest idea. It works long and well enough though.
 

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Volvos have plastic parts too... and it never stopped them from being considered a decent car.
 

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They do crack fairly easily, which is unfortunate. They are not difficult to replace. Cheap, however, is relative when it comes to Hasselblads. Expect to pay in the neighborhood of $50 for it. I'd go right to the source at Hasselblad USA for the part. I paid a repair place for one they happened to have in stock, so I probably was gouged a bit.

Peter Gomena
 

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Volvos have plastic parts too... and it never stopped them from being considered a decent car.

If you are a fussy middle aged or older woman with kids. Frankly, if that was my only choice, I would rather walk.

Steve
 
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