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    I'm more concerned with the backwards movement of the controls to adjust the exposure using the built in metering on most cameras. Leica CL seems to be the only camera that intuitively has it right. Not sure about the M series but, suspect they are like most other cameras. Or how about the shutter release button. Being on the front means as you depress it, you are pushing against a surface with virtually no body movement, with it on op, you are pushing against nothing solid but your hold which is pushing up to offset it and hence greater chance of body movement especially with shutter releases that are stiffer. Or these electronic cameras that continue to default to some nonusable settings after each shot making you go through menu after menu to get back to the way you want to use the camera.

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    Can someone with experience with the following cameras chime in on focus direction?

    Hasselblad
    Mamiya 6/7
    Bronica RF and SQ
    f/22 and be there.

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    Hasselblad focuses opposite of Nikon and Pentax.

    Bronica ETRS (and I assume SQ and GS-1) focuses the same as Nikon

    Never really thought about it, just acclimated to whatever direction the camera required.
    See my work at my website CHRISTOPHER LANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

    or my snaps at my blog MINIMUM DENSITY
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    i don't turn my lens, but the body
    so it is the opposite of what you say

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    I use my legs to focus on infinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    I use my legs to focus on infinity.
    Must be a long walk sometimes!


    Oh I get it now...you use your toes to move the focusing ring.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    BTW, you don't push the shutter button, that's a good way to have a tilted horizon, you gently squeeze the shutter button. Personally, the type of focusing ring is much more important the the direction to turn to infinity, Scalloped metal is much preferred over a textured rubber sleeve.
    Bob

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    Ha ha ha, love the "Long walk to infinity" cuts down on the number or exposures I'd guess. What is the proper direction for focusing my enlarger? Is it up or down? I wish they would standardizw that.
    JOHN

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    Somebody sure has too much time on his hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    BTW, you don't push the shutter button, that's a good way to have a tilted horizon, you gently squeeze the shutter button. Personally, the type of focusing ring is much more important the the direction to turn to infinity, Scalloped metal is much preferred over a textured rubber sleeve.
    Why the preference for metal over textured rubber? I've never really much cared either way, except that the rubber may in time come unglued.

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