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30-May-2019, 17:08
I usually do 6 to 8 minutes long exposure, and I'm now trying to do the same with a 4x5 camera.

The lens has an opening to let the shutter cocking mechanism work. Should I worry about it for long exposure, and wrap something around it, or is it separate from the optical path inside?

Thank you,

Bob Salomon
30-May-2019, 17:14
Of course it is separate from the optical path. If it wasn’t every shot you take would be fogged!