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11-13-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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6x7 Question: what does that chain do?

If you detach the viewfinder from the 6x7 (MLU, although I don't think it's different in the non-MLU version), you find a chain on the front side of the camera in a small groove. I know it couples the TTL viewfinder with the lens, but has it other functions? Is it functional in closing the aperture when one of the other viewfinders is attached?

Mine is broken, and sometimes I forget to close the aperture after focussing, but I see no difference in the photos. This gives me the idea that I don't need that chain at all, unless I make use of the TTL viewfinder....which I don't have btw.....

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Looking at the camera mount with the lens off, you'll see a tab at the 9 O'clock position. That is what stops down the aperture by moving that pin lever that sticks out of the lens. And as far as I can tell, it is not tied into that chain.

You can verify that by arming the camera to shoot without film in it and take a shot with the lens off.
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Thanks Tuco! I will verify it, but I guess you are right, looking to the photos made with this camera....
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Pretty sure all that chain does is couple the meter prism to the body for metering.

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Thanks Wheatfield! Don't know if I'm going to have it repaired then.....:ugh:
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Time to get a WLF if you don't already have one.
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Got one, and I use that one most. Probably because I use the camera most for street photography, and the WLF makes people think I am not taking photos....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rense Quote
Got one, and I use that one most. Probably because I use the camera most for street photography, and the WLF makes people think I am not taking photos....
Surprisingly, it does okay for those situations and works out better than most people think who never used one. It's not point-n-shoot but still you can get a shot. When people see the camera up to your face, they know you're taking a picture.

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No, it's not point'n'shoot, no.
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