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    question about a new lens

    May be really dumb questions but... I got a used Fujinon 90mm f8. I cannot find a way to open the shutter to compose. Other than the aperture and shutter speed selector, there is a small lever that apparently does not move easily, and I don't want to force it.
    Also, there is a lever that allows me to select M, X or V . Don't know what that is for either.

    A little guidence would be appreciated.

    Cheers

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    Re: question about a new lens

    hi coops

    mxv - m ( Magnesium bulbs ) - x ( Xenon (modern) flash ) v ( Vself timer (v is silent ) )

    i just put shutter on bulb and lock it open to focus.

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    Re: question about a new lens

    Which shutter is it in? Sekio or newer?

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    Re: question about a new lens

    It,s a Seiko shutter. Putting it on bulb is just too easy. Figured there must be another way lol

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    Re: question about a new lens

    There is a view mode. My brain is cramping at the moment -(

    I want to say you need to cock the shutter and then move the viewing lever. But unless I take one of my Siekos out and look we're counting on my memory. The hands are better then the brain -)

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    Re: question about a new lens

    Quote Originally Posted by coops View Post
    I cannot find a way to open the shutter to compose. Other than the aperture and shutter speed selector, there is a small lever that apparently does not move easily, and I don't want to force it.
    A little guidence would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    It's that small lever that doesn't want to move easily. You may have to cock the shutter to move the lever, but it will open up the shutter blades for focusing.

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    Re: question about a new lens

    On some Seikos you do have to cock the shutter first, then flip the preview lever.

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    Re: question about a new lens

    Yes. Cock the shutter, then pull the lever straight out.

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    Re: question about a new lens

    Quote Originally Posted by paul08 View Post
    Yes. Cock the shutter, then pull the lever straight out.
    That got it.

    Thanks for the response

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