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    Mamiya RZ - Mirror-Up Cable Release.

    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? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Lee View Post
    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? Thank you.

    Richard.
    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.

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    David

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Unlike virtually all 35 mm SLRs, the Mamiya does
    not have an instant-return mirror. Regards, David
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    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
    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.
    Last edited by vanspaendonck; 10-08-2007 at 11:29 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: substituted "weight" with "mass".

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanspaendonck View Post
    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?).
    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



 

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