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    Storage of leaf shutter lenses

    I recently bought a Mamiya 55mm f2.8 N/L leaf shutter lens for my 645 system. I also obtained a photocopied set of instructions for the leaf shutter lenses. As those who own one would know, when the lens is at rest with the shutter set on any position from 1/30 to 1/500 the shutter is in a closed position, but if the shutter setting is in the "F" (for focal plane) position, the shutter is fixed in an open position until it is later set to one of the other settings and fired. My question is this: is it detrimental to leave the lens for long periods with the shutter in the open "F" position, or does it not make any difference? I have not seen any mention of this in the instructions.

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    In the RB instructions, it says to un-cock the shutters if you are not using them for a period.

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    LF shutters should be set on T and left fired Open. But this can take on the aspects of a religious war on the order of Jonathan Swift's "Big Endian" versus the "Little Endians".
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Hasselblads should be stored with the lens cocked.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    LF shutters should be set on T and left fired Open. But this can take on the aspects of a religious war on the order of Jonathan Swift's "Big Endian" versus the "Little Endians".
    As in "One Little, two Little, three Little Endians"?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    The "endians" fought over which end of the egg to open, the big end, or the little end. Point being, you choose and live with it.
    Rick A
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    Seiko leaf shutters on Bronica lenses are automatically cocked and left fully open by the body. One has to find a tiny little release button (not obvious, unless you know where to look...and Bronica never mentions it in the instructions!) to release the shutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    The "endians" fought over which end of the egg to open, the big end, or the little end. Point being, you choose and live with it.
    On that issue, I'm eggnostic.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    On that issue, I'm eggnostic.
    I sometimes can be eggotistical and only believe my own opinion!

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    Get back to deleted you mob!

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