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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I keep my leica's and all lenses stored in a velvet lined platinume lock box in a climate controlled fully monitored and patrolled vault in Zurich. Have yet to have a problem.
    Hey, that might be worth considering.... Right now, I keep an M6 body with a 50mm in the glovebox of my beater Civic (year round). Given that it rains here a lot, maybe I should consider something more in the camera's interest. The remainder of my Leica stuff (another M6 body with 35, 50 and 90mm lenses) sits in a cardboard box on the floor of a closet in the basement, suffering no end of abuse, exposed to heat and cold, fluctuations in humidity, all the while collecting copious quantities of dust and dirt, until I see fit to take them out and use them...every couple of months or so when I have the time and inclination to go out shooting... My Hasselblads, in turn, are stored in a backpack in whatever condition I happen to leave them in after I return home after a trek through the woods or wherever I happen to have been shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I keep my leica's and all lenses stored in a velvet lined platinume lock box in a climate controlled fully monitored and patrolled vault in Zurich. Have yet to have a problem.
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    So I presume that an RB Mamiya should be stored cocked too? I stored it for a number of years, and its without a problem I might add. Nobody ever told me to store it cocked, unless its different to a hasselblad in that regard. So I was probably doing the wrong thing?

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    Cocked or un-cocked doesn't really matter with any shutter as the spring is in tension in either case. i.e. it is still in tension when un-cocked as the mechanism only uses a small portion of the spring's movement to actuate.

    As most camera systems need the lenses to be cocked for removal and re-mounting, it seems logical to keep them cocked.


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    Just a quick excursion to the mentioned Mamiya system. In the instructions for RZ interchangeable lenses, point 6 is written:

    "If a lens is not to be used for a prolonged period, we recommend storing it with the shutter released. To release the shutter of a lens that has been removed from the camera body,..."

    This is indeed for the Mamiya RZ lenses only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Chambers View Post
    Just a quick excursion to the mentioned Mamiya system. In the instructions for RZ interchangeable lenses, point 6 is written:

    "If a lens is not to be used for a prolonged period, we recommend storing it with the shutter released. To release the shutter of a lens that has been removed from the camera body,..."

    This is indeed for the Mamiya RZ lenses only.
    Does it hint at what "prolonged" constitutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Chambers View Post
    Just a quick excursion to the mentioned Mamiya system. In the instructions for RZ interchangeable lenses, point 6 is written:

    "If a lens is not to be used for a prolonged period, we recommend storing it with the shutter released. To release the shutter of a lens that has been removed from the camera body,..."

    This is indeed for the Mamiya RZ lenses only.
    Yes, but the Hasselblad lenses are specifically designed to be stored in the cocked position. Mamiya does not use the same design criteria, that is the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    Does it hint at what "prolonged" constitutes?
    Nope, no hint is given. I guess it might be more than a month or longer... But I have a 110/2.8 which was stored about 10 years cocked and it works perfect. Its shutter tension is very, very soft compared to uncocked stored lenses but as said, it works perfect.

    And yes, of course it's different to Hasselblad.

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    Thats interesting to know, blad's cocked and mamiya's uncocked. Ha. - If I ever decide to blow money on a blad as well. *shrugs* ... Was contemplating, thats all.

    Its an RB I have. My 'prolonged period' was like 6 years. Stored in a huge lowepro bag with silica gel uncocked with the lens on the body.

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