MF help - Working out how to take a picture.

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  1. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Okay, boss gave me another project today.
    Basically, I get to take this beaut home, see if she is working, then maybe buy her of him when I know if she is...
    Well...I have a small problem, I cant uuse the shutter release.
    The only way i see possible is swithcing a switch on the side, then taking photo, but that switch lowers the aparature certains...can you guys help?

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  2. Artemis

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    Infact anything else on how to use this would help...
     
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  5. MDowdey

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    turn the winding handle on the side, then the little button next to the lens and to the bottom should trip the shutter. If i recall correctly, the shutter will stay closed.

    also, remember to take the darkslide out as this will cause the camera's shutter to not trip.

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    Thanks md...tried that and the shutter still just presses, but I dont think its something wrong with the camera...bugger :p
     
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    Plus....on a side note, anyone know how much this baby is worth?
     
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    i no diddly squat about medium and large format cameras, i wish i did though.

    try searching the model on ebay or specialist shops. seeing as your in england, there's a great store in London i bought a lens from recently- www.apertureuk.com they stock an absurd amount of used 35mm and medium and large format gear. they also know what they're talking about too, which always helps!
     
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    That looks like a fairly old model, Arty....the dark slide suggestion is the one I would have made, as that will definitely keep a shutter from firing. But you're saying you've removed it and it still won't fire.

    My Agfa Isolette has a funny quirk: the shutter will NOT fire until there is a roll of film in it and you are actually advancing it. You might take it on home and load a roll, just to see, but that's a pretty long shot. ;)

    Sorry I don't have any better suggestions!
     
  10. MDowdey

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    arty, you did take the darkslide out right?

    also, there are switches on that camera(i own a similar model), that will allow it to fire without film, i think.
     
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    Read the manual; don't just fool around with it. There is no "quick Try this and this and that". Many MF SLRs have a procedure that must be followed correctly to get them to operate. I don't know about Bronica, but it is possible to lock up a Hasselblad several different ways if you don't know what you are doing. And by "lock up" I mean it has to be sent away for repair.
     
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    Thanks for the warning Matt, unfortunatly I didnt get a manual with the camera.
    I spoke to me boss, and he said "Ohh yeh, it needs film in it" so ill have to apologise, hehe should have asked him earlier.
     

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