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?
I like this site, I pick up little bits of information here and there.
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.
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.
And yes, of course it's different to Hasselblad.
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.