Dial set shutter question

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  1. apkujeong

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    I have a quick question about dial set shutters - I have a few which have an arrow on the speed selector indicating that the dial should only be turned anti-clockwise. I recently looked at a dial set shutter without an arrow on the selector, can these types be turned both clockwise and anti-clockwise?
     
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    Hi

    The dial sets the cam for the slow speed governor. Even though you can spin the dial in either direction on all shutters, when you move from B to the highest shutter speed (clockwise) you can damage she speed setting arm which couples into the cam (well you can bend it).

    Thats why its best to set the shuttersanti-clockwise - especially if you are going from B to the highest shutter speed

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    Thanks Andrew, I'd figured anti-clockwise would be safest, just wondered why there's no arrow on this particular shutter.
     
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    Bit of a follow up - I've been emailed some info that some dial set shutters (without indicator arrow) stop turning at 1 second, these turn clockwise to get back to the fast speeds. Can anyone else confirm this?

    Should explain, the reason I'm curious is I'm thinking of buying a lens with such a shutter from an online store, would like to know these details in advance.
     
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