Hello. I just bought a camera that has a shutter that needs to be cocked manually. It's digital, but requires that I set it before taking the next shot - it's got a film winder. Epson R-D1 When I was shooting film I used to wind right away. It moved the exposed film out of the way, thus "securing" my shot and avoiding double exposure. But what if I'm not going to use it for a while? Keep it uncocked? Is that better for the spring mechanism? Any thoughts?