Quote Originally Posted by alanportfolio
p.s. what happens from dry-firing a camera?
Nothing untoward. Most manuals recommend you become accustomed to the camera functionality and controls before loading film. I 'dry-fire' my LF lenses/shutters all the time and often do it with SLR cameras when I'm checking for vignetting of filter and holder combinations. The only two downsides are that if your shutter is electronic it'll consume battery power. Secondly all shutters and other mechanical camera components have a finite life (or a certain number of shots before failure if you like) but I doubt you'll find this a problem unless you use a large amount of film.