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    Heres a short vid I just loaded up on youtube. Dunno if it helps, but at least it shows how my one works?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgF...ure=plpp_video

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    Heres a short vid I just loaded up on youtube. Dunno if it helps, but at least it shows how my one works?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgF...ure=plpp_video

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    Thank you so much for that, I can see the amount of force you need (or don't need) to move it, it sounds like my slider has slipped and needs resetting.

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    Got one last month, to "jump" to LF photography. Full of used marks but working fine (besides the rf not being calibrated). The only thing I find to dislike the camera is that it is all black (and without the "trip/brack/front letters also !?). Kind a like the black/silver ones (has the images and videos of this thread).
    Just a question about the M.O. of the camera. When one is using the focal plain shutter to take the picture, one has to have the lens shutter in T, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    http://www.butkus.org/chinon/graflex.htm. Remember to send in $3 if you download from the last site so that it will be there for us tomorrow.
    Already done that, It's a site that should be always online until the end of times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Got one last month, to "jump" to LF photography. Full of used marks but working fine (besides the rf not being calibrated). The only thing I find to dislike the camera is that it is all black (and without the "trip/brack/front letters also !?). Kind a like the black/silver ones (has the images and videos of this thread).
    Just a question about the M.O. of the camera. When one is using the focal plain shutter to take the picture, one has to have the lens shutter in T, right?
    Rhodes - You are correct, the front shutter must be on T so it is open at all times when using the rear shutter. It works the other way around too. When using the front shutter, the rear shutter must be set to O. You still must remember to set the f-stop lever to shooting aperture when using either shutter. Lots to remember!

    mitch - I wonder if your camera has been repainted with black crackle paint and the original lettering has been painted over? It does sound like there may be something internal keeping the selector switch from moving. It may be fairly easy to take the cover off the side of the camera and check, but you should probably review one of the online Pacemaker repair manuals first.

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    When that selector lever sticks, it may just need to be lubricated. A drop or two of oil and gently try to work the selector a few times will sometimes be all that is needed to put it right.
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    It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up."

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    Update on this issue, the camera was fully checking by the guy I bought it from, he has had a few of them over the years do this when being posted out where the spring loaded slider mechanism slips and needs resetting, he is sending me over details of how to reset it back to how it was. If I can't sort it out he said he is willing to do it if I sent it back and he pays the postage - its nice to know that there are decent genuine sellers still out there!

    To be honest I will probably be using a tether release on the front lens rather than using the focal plane shutter as it will reduce the jump of such a large curtain moving in the camera but I want to make sure its 100% if I do bolt on a barrel lens.

    With regards to the missing lettering, I think it might indeed have been repainted/restored but the lettering not reapplied, I will look into getting something added, I will keep everyone posted with my progress, but so far I am very impressed with the number of features on this camera, especially due to fact it cost far less than half the cost of a 'body only' Shen camera and came with a decent (non standard) lens.

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    I wouldn't worry about using the focal plane shutter. People buy these cameras just for that feature alone and I have never heard anything bad about the focal plane shutters.

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    Thanks Alan, I did set the focal plane shutter at all speeds and there wasn't too much movement at the higher speeds, there was slightly more at the lower speeds probably due to the curtain taking a bit longer to move etc I will perhaps take some test photos at some point of the same location, one using the focal plane shutter and the other using the lens shutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1tch View Post
    Update on this issue, the camera was fully checking by the guy I bought it from, he has had a few of them over the years do this when being posted out where the spring loaded slider mechanism slips and needs resetting, he is sending me over details of how to reset it back to how it was. If I can't sort it out he said he is willing to do it if I sent it back and he pays the postage - its nice to know that there are decent genuine sellers still out there!

    To be honest I will probably be using a tether release on the front lens rather than using the focal plane shutter as it will reduce the jump of such a large curtain moving in the camera but I want to make sure its 100% if I do bolt on a barrel lens.

    With regards to the missing lettering, I think it might indeed have been repainted/restored but the lettering not reapplied, I will look into getting something added, I will keep everyone posted with my progress, but so far I am very impressed with the number of features on this camera, especially due to fact it cost far less than half the cost of a 'body only' Shen camera and came with a decent (non standard) lens.
    My Speed Graphic has the exact same problem, do you think it would be possible for you to upload these instructions to this site somehow?

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