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    The same thing, which I dislike, about my Nikon F's. I just use 'B' and a locking cable release. Much easier.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I like the black card or hat idea. The lens cap may be an easier option since it's always with me. But like was said, it's tough for exposures of 4-6 seconds.

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    I believe you can also close the shutter by turning the film advance lever. I know you can do this on some of the GW and GSW models, not sure about the III.

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    Yes this is a bad feature of the camera(s). But I have ruined only a couple exposures out of many by turning the shutter speed ring. Though I have ruined a much higher percentage by advancing the film. I can see where the use of a black hat and film advance method would work quite well.
    I really like using my two Fujis as much as my 4x5 and 5x7 cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian steinberger View Post
    So I figure my camera was broke. Never having read the manual .....
    Working in IT all day, this sentence makes me laugh with rage

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    Along with your camera and the aforementioned RB the RZ can join the club for longer than what is it 60sec exposures ?...

    But isn't it just how 'T' settings work ? I think that if you're using T exposures then the possible shake in switching it off will be nothing in the grand scheme of such a long exposure ?

    I use T as then I don't have to bother with a cable release at all
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    Somehow I don't think that would be over rated, could be like most annoying?
    Nikon used to use the rotate the shutter speed dial too. Yeah it's not around the lens, but still.
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    I had a 'III'. The film advance does indeed close the shutter. I never saw an issue with that. That "feature" is naturally more convenient for longer exposures, but it's workable even for a couple of seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrosenlof View Post
    I had a 'III'. The film advance does indeed close the shutter. I never saw an issue with that. That "feature" is naturally more convenient for longer exposures, but it's workable even for a couple of seconds.
    I have a GSW690 and a GW690III. The film advance lever closes the shutter on both cameras, and does so with just a slight movement. I doubt that touching the lever to advance the film would cause any problem, even with short exposure times. Must admit that for a long time I thought the only way to close the shutter was by turning the shutter speed setting, which I find a lot less convenient that turning the film advance lever.

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    Using the film advance might cause problems if there are any bright highlights in the scene such as streetlights. The film may move slightly before the shutter fully closes. But I just use the lens cap...compared to using barrel lenses on LF cameras, it is only half the work. Being able to start the exposure with a cable release is very nice as there is less chance of vibration.

    I actually sent our Fuji 6x7 back thinking the shutter was faulty -- got a photocopied portion of the manual back...:rolleyes: But now I just tell our students about it's little quirk -- it is in high demand.

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