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    It is difficult to adjust shutter speed and f/stop because controls are so close together.
    Retractable lens hood covers shutter and f/stop controls when filter is attached.
    It is easy to waste a shot when picking up camera and accidentally pressing the shutter release on front of camera.
    The shutter release lock on the front of the camera locks both shutter releases.
    There is no “B” shutter speed.
    The “T” setting is used for long exposures, however, to get shutter to close, you must turn the shutter speed ring or move the film advance lever.
    There is only an “X” sync (no sync for flash bulbs)
    Camera focuses in the opposite direction of my Nikon lenses.
    Focus scale only in meters.
    The f/stop ring rotates in the opposite direction of the Nikon lenses.
    The right side camera strap sometimes gets caught when closing the camera back resulting in light-struck film.
    Shutter speed cannot be set between click stops. Must set only at click stops.
    It is easy to forget to focus camera.
    Film door for the 690 is a little tight

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    Slide film pressure plate in the direction of the arrow to remove it.
    Advance film slowly and carefully in order to avoid image overlap.
    Use Nikon 10x eyepiece magnification for critical focusing.
    Use Nikon right angle attachment for low-level shots
    Best to not advance film until just before shooting. This way there is no chance of accidentally pressing shutter release when handling camera. This also relieves tension on the shutter between shots.
    Tape door when film is loaded so that you don’t open loaded camera accidentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus View Post
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    Digital cameras have just about made film cameras obsolete


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    Sheer idiocy......

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    690III is one of my favorite cameras. My bessa iiiw might give it a run but I haven't been able to shoot with it yet.

    I really don't like the integrated hood, gets in the way of filters and sometimes snags when retracting. I always keep the lock switch locked. When holding the camera to my eye I think "in like flynn" which helps me remember that moving the switch in towards the lens unlocks the shutter.

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    It came in the mail Tuesday, Fujica GW690....

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    Have a lot of fun with it and post some shots!
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    I love my GW690III. It's a very light camera for the format. The lens is razor sharp. No meter though.
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by klop View Post
    It came in the mail Tuesday, Fujica GW690....
    Congratulations!

    The first time you look at those 6X9 negatives, you'll know you made a good decision!

    Texsport

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