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    Baldalux question.

    There is a switch on this Balda folder that has 3 positions yellow/red/X.
    Anyone know what the colors denote?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Good Evening, Mike,

    Don't know for sure, but the "X" suggests different sync settings or sync settings and a self-timer.

    Konical

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    I agree, sounds like an M/X/V -- if so, X is for electronic flash, M for flash bulbs, and V is the self timer. If you don't have the M and V, M will usually be closest to the X, and most shutters (in my experience) won't go into V unless cocked. Probably best not to put it in V, however -- many older shutters will jam solid if put into self timer, and only a full CLA will put them right.
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Danger! Danger!
    Donald is right. If the selector is on X, leave it there.

    Sounds like a prontor svs shutter. If it is the same camera I have, it is a coupled rangefinder folder. The lens is not front element focusing, the whole lens moves on a helical connected to the rangefinder. It is not easy to dismantle to cla, so don't try. My camera has the Scheider Radionar 80/2.9 lens. It gives excellent results when stopped down to f11 or f16. If your camera is in good condition, it is a keeper/user.
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