X or M ????

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  1. roachford

    roachford TPF Noob!

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    I have got hold of an old Russian Zenith (or ZENIT-E, as is says on the casing) and there's something that is puzzling me.

    Under the shutter speed dial, there is a manual switch that can be set to X or slid round 180 degrees to the M position.

    I have absolutely no idea of what it does, but I'd love to find out.

    Anyone have any ideas??????

    Thanks in advance....
     
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    X should be the flash synch setting. M? Wild quess- bulb setting for long exposures maybe? :?:

    Jim
     
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    So if I'm shooting without a flash, think I'm better using the X or M setting??
     
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    The M setting is for bare bulb flash. Use only the x setting and make sure the lever is set at X.
     
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    Thats good advice,

    A huge Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D :D :D :D :D :D
     

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