Hasselblad auxiliary shutter

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  1. Mike Lopez

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    I'm looking at a PDF of the user's manual for the old Hasselblad 500C camera, and I'm not seeing anything about a mirror lock-up. But I've read that this camera has one. Is the auxiliary shutter on this camera intended to serve that function? Thanks for any insight.
     
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    The mirror lock up should be done by a button under the winding knob.
    The back shutter has nothing to do with this.
     
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    Ah, I see it now. It's referred to as the "quick release" option. Thanks.
     
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    You may be looking for true mirror lock up (not just the thing people erroneously call that), in which case you would be looking in vain.

    The 500-series cameras only offer mirror pre-release (the button below the wind crank).
    Only the 2000-series bodies offer true mirror lock-up (you lock up the mirror - and it stays up, no matter what, - until you decide to let it come down again - meanwhile allowing normal operation of all camera functions).