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    Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    Yes, I was trying to recall his name. Very nice!

    Way out of my budget, but I may hack one similar


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    Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    Certainly my camera loudness/nosiness is from the mirror when it flips up after shutter is pressed. This loudness creates vibration/shake which lasts in focal shutter closing phase.

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    OP, my humble little 2x3 RB Ser. B's shutter makes a loud bang and shakes the camera at the end of its run. This is normal and since it happens with the shutter closed has no effect of image quality.

    With this in mind, is your camera's shutter noisy etc. before it stops or when it stops?

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    I need one of those lens too.

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    Yes, I was trying to recall his name. Very nice!

    Way out of my budget, but I may hack one similar

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    Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    you need to have the camera on a tripod, and flip the T/I lever
    to flip the mirror up, and pull back the shutter separately.
    tripod helps with shallow DOF lenses too...
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    It makes sense. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jnantz View Post
    you need to have the camera on a tripod, and flip the T/I lever
    to flip the mirror up, and pull back the shutter separately.
    tripod helps with shallow DOF lenses too...

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    Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

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    Randy, Thanks !

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    Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    Hello,
    pretty often during repair a mirror spring is overtensioned, which causes the mirror assembly to hit the camera really hard. The tension must be such that is barely just sufficient to release the shutter when I/T slider is set at I.
    Best regards,
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    How can I adjust the mirror spring tension? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bolshoi View Post
    Hello,
    pretty often during repair a mirror spring is overtensioned, which causes the mirror assembly to hit the camera really hard. The tension must be such that is barely just sufficient to release the shutter when I/T slider is set at I.
    Best regards,
    Alex

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    Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

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    It's pretty easy. There is a large lid fastened with 3 screws on a left side of your camera. Unscrew 2 screws, then press the lid down really firmly and unscrew the last one. Slighlty release the pressure and let it turn a third of a turn so screw holes coincide. Try out mirror's function. As i said it must be barely sufficient to release the shutter, so you have to release tension until the shutter is not being released anymore, then re-wind it 1/3 of a turn again.

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