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    Re: Help with Super Topcor 5,6/120?

    Quote Originally Posted by Havoc View Post
    Probably a very stupid question, but you do have the shutter cocked?
    It's like the old saying, "There are no stupid questions". No, I didn't have the shutter cocked, or, rather, I had it cocked just once several days ago, when the lever opened the shutter correctly. After that one time, I have been working the lever without success. No success, because the shutter was not cocked.

    Now, if I cock the shutter, the lever does what is expected.

    Weird. Or, perhaps, not so weird. I have, after all, only handled a very limited number of LF lenses maybe three before this. None of them exhibited this behavior. But they weren't Seikos...

    In any case, case closed. Thank you very much!

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    Re: Help with Super Topcor 5,6/120?

    Good pickup Havoc. The Seiko shutters need to have the shutter cocked.
    In terms of the VXM lever, the shutter should have a self timer on 'V.'

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    Re: Help with Super Topcor 5,6/120?

    Almost deleted it thinking it couldn't be that. Happy to help.
    Expert in non-working solutions.

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    Re: Help with Super Topcor 5,6/120?

    Read this next https://www.largeformatphotography.i...y-and-use.html

    I should have read that way back when I joined

    Some shutters break very easily if forced


    but not all
    Some are foolproof


    Quote Originally Posted by Nelari View Post
    It's like the old saying, "There are no stupid questions". No, I didn't have the shutter cocked, or, rather, I had it cocked just once several days ago, when the lever opened the shutter correctly. After that one time, I have been working the lever without success. No success, because the shutter was not cocked.

    Now, if I cock the shutter, the lever does what is expected.

    Weird. Or, perhaps, not so weird. I have, after all, only handled a very limited number of LF lenses maybe three before this. None of them exhibited this behavior. But they weren't Seikos...

    In any case, case closed. Thank you very much!
    where is the monolith

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