Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
The Compur and Prontor shutters of Hasselblad follow the same design as shutters for large format cameras.
When I advance the film on my Hassy (503 CX), it cocks the shutter - without the film advanced, and shutter cocked the viewfinder is blank and I am not able to take a meter reading, which means that by necessity, the speed is always changed on a cocked shutter - I can't believe that they would design things this way if it was bad for the shutter. What the OP is saying implies that there is some fundamental difference between my LF shutters and the ones in my MF lenses - which just doesn't make sense to me.....