Mamiya RZ - Mirror-Up Cable Release.

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Richard Lee, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Richard Lee

    Richard Lee Member

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    Please excuse the naivety of a newbie APUG subscriber/medium format user. My 'problem' is that when I use a double cable release on my Mamiya RZ, the mirror doesn't return until the film is advanced. Is this to be expected or have I missed something? :confused: Thank you.

    Richard.
     
  2. David H. Bebbington

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    Is this to be expected? Yes! Have I missed something? No! Unlike virtually all 35 mm SLRs, the Mamiya does not have an instant-return mirror. It only comes down again to allow subject viewing when you wind the shutter and film.

    Regards,

    David
     
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    Many thanks for taking the time to reply David - I feel a whole lot happier now! :D

    Best,

    Richard.
     
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    Same for Bronica. Unlike the RZ on cocking, the mirror
    remains up until the mode lever is reset for normal
    operation. Dual triggering is not required. Dan
     
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    Which Bronica do you mean? My EC and ECTL both have an instant return mirror (and mirror up lock, or is that mirror lock-up?).
    I guess the RZ67 doesn't have an instant return because of the size and mass of the mirror.
     
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    MU, Mirror Up is usual. I'm so much in MU mode I don't
    recall weather or not the ETRSi has instant mirror return
    when not in MU mode. I do know that when in MU mode
    the mirror does stay up. Dan