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MP: exercising shutter's slow speeds

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Too much precaution, I know, but just to have it confirmed by the more knowledgeable MP owners here: 

Can I safely exercise the shutter release of the MP without having any lens attached to it?

Paul

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2 hours ago, Keith (M) said:

As long as you keep your fingers out of the way... ;)

Is that a yes? 

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Yes without question. It's not like dry firing a shotgun without a cartridge/shell or a snap-cap in the chamber (which isn't a good idea).

Exercise your shutter to your heart's content. Just remember to unlatch the baseplate after 36 odd clicks to reset the frame counter (I'm not sure if the counter mechanism can be damaged if you continue to click and wind beyond 38 but I've always tried to avoid that happening).

Edited by wattsy

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But the 37th exposure is always the best, especially as you haven't paid for it!

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29 minutes ago, Keith (M) said:

 - and they all came out... ;) 

Lovely expression from back in the day...

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Of course. A leica tech told me that the best thing I could do for my camera, was when watching TV, skip the munchies and exercise the camera going up and down the shutter speed scale.

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