Got it! Thanks a bunch. There is indeed a starting mark. I was checking it with the back open, and nothing clutches in till the back is closed. Thanks to all. Man, am I glad to have another MF Yashica. I actually missed my old one. And this one is twice as heavy as the old one too! Now I need a bigger gadget back for the Nikon, etc.....

Anyone got an old Braun flash they want to give me now?????

Tom (who is now definately in a retro phase)