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    I use the T setting it quite a bit, and it is my least favorite thing about the camera because tripping it off is a real PITA. Why Fuji could not have just installed a regular B or T setting on the camera is a mystery to me. There is no B setting on my GW6990III so to do time exposures I have to use the T setting and physically turn the shutter knob to close it. Brain dead engineering IMO in this regard, but otherwise I love the camera.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV View Post
    How often do you use the T setting? The GW690 is a fantastic hand held camera. You get huge negs from a fantastic lens. I also own a Mamiya RB67 and a Rollie 2.8C, the Fuji is my first choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking View Post
    I use the T setting it quite a bit, and it is my least favorite thing about the camera because tripping it off is a real PITA. Why Fuji could not have just installed a regular B or T setting on the camera is a mystery to me. There is no B setting on my GW6990III so to do time exposures I have to use the T setting and physically turn the shutter knob to close it. Brain dead engineering IMO in this regard, but otherwise I love the camera.


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    Congrats!!!! In my opinion you got the better of the 3 models for two reasons.
    - You have a B which works like every view camera lens. For II and III they changed that to a T which requires you to move the aperture ring.
    -- Then lens hood is removable unlike the II and III.

    Very solid performing camera, would be nice if it had a meter but you can't have everything. OH well you can try.

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    Sandy you could trade in your III for a I and get that B, course you probably already knew that.

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    Duuhhh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBrooks View Post
    Sandy you could trade in your III for a I and get that B, course you probably already knew that.

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    Sorry Sandy!!!

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    I've been happily using my GW690III for about seven years now. This is a truly basic camera - a thousand dollar lens on a hundred dollar box. The Fujinon lens is absolutely outstanding. The GW690III has a 90mm lens, which is a bit wider than the 105mm found on most 6X9 cameras. That's actually something of an advantage for landscape photography, but may be a disadvantage for portraits. The only real "funny" with this camera is the T setting on the Copal shutter. It is a true "Time" setting, but the shutter remains open after release until you rotate the the shutter speed ring to one of the time settings - something of an inconvenience. Put the camera through its paces with a few rolls. That Fujinon lens is so good you may stop lusting for the Biogon.

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    nworth, that is true of the III but not the I, it has a B.

    I agree about the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV View Post
    How often do you use the T setting?

    That ridiculous T setting hopefully never( it's not present in this model so it seems), but I'm planing to use that B quite a lot, after all, the camera is surelly going out for some night photography.


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    These Finnish women are something, eh?
    The real luck you have is your wife Andre, the camera is just a reminder.
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