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    Hello, I am new to 4x5 photography, I have been using other formats for years. I just got my darkroom back up and running, got a 4x5 enlarger and finally a camera, a Toyo View D45M. The lens is a Fujinon W 150mm 5.6 with a Seiko shutter. I don't see any way to open the lens for focusing other than using the B setting on the shutter. There is another lever on the lens that I don't know what it does, it doesn't seem to move and I don't want to break it. Any help is appreciated. [IMG]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_SOXQKAYWOJlqxdkI0FsplNz8nJYiXDN/view?usp=drivesdk. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: How do I open lens to focus, Fujinon W 150mm 5.6?

    That lever you don't know what it does...... push it inward rather than flipping it sideways. I believe the lens must be cocked first, also.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: How do I open lens to focus, Fujinon W 150mm 5.6?

    mdarnton is almost right on. Cock the shutter then pull the "lever" with the black dot out.

    jeff

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    Re: How do I open lens to focus, Fujinon W 150mm 5.6?

    Jeff is closer than I was, but it's the lever next to the one with the black dot. The black dot is the cocker. We'll get it eventually.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: How do I open lens to focus, Fujinon W 150mm 5.6?

    Thanks that worked with pulling that one out, I've noticed if I don't push it back in hard the shutter sticks, Wish I had a copal shutter, this one seems a little rough. It's my first lens so I plan on buying a Schneider or Rodenstock 210mm and then a super angulon 90mm, maybe another Fujinon with a copal shutter.

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    Re: How do I open lens to focus, Fujinon W 150mm 5.6?

    Yeah, this feels familiar with rough uncommon shutters.

    I found the preview lever thingy on my Synchro Compur 1 to be very awkward and i use T/B mode to focus, it just worked easier.

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    Re: How do I open lens to focus, Fujinon W 150mm 5.6?

    I have one Seiko with that push-pull lever like that and it sticks sometimes, even after I opened it up to see if there was a problem. I notice my later year Seiko shutters all have a side-to-side lever which seems to work better.

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