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View Camera

Unlike most 35mm LSR cameras that have focal plane shutters,

shutters for view cameras are built into the lens. They need to be cocked manually which puts tension on the spring. 

The illustration show the shutter being cocked by the lever above. The shutter release is below and in this case moves when the shutter is cocked. The shutter setting  (1/5 second) can be seen at the top left.

It is important to move the shutter setting onto another time only when the shutter has been released. Moving it when the shutter is tensioned places extra tension on the spring that can lock the shutter up.

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