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I just picked up what looks to be a very nice used R6. I checked the shutter -cocking it and firing it at all speeds, seemed fine. Then I attempted to load the first roll of film. Never having used an R before (or anything else in quite a long time) I had a look in the Meisnitzer R6 book for some guidance. After fiddling with the film I tried to advance the quick wind lever to take up the film only to find that it was not advancing the take-up spool any more -the quick wind lever has got no resisitance as if it is disengaged.

Now did I: 1. break something as a result of my inexperience in which case I send it off to be fixed or 2. did something fail that shouldnt have in which case I talk to the seller or 3. I inadvertantly disengaged the lever and someone will tell me how to re-engage it.

any informed opinions would be greatly appreciated.

-- Hank (, May 30, 2001


Fire the shutter while the back is still open. Once the shutter is fired, the winder will work. I think.

-- Tony Rowlett (, May 30, 2001.

Shutter won't fire back open or closed.

-- Hank (, May 30, 2001.

Something hss broken or disengaged in the transport mechanism. Unless you really forced something against its will, it should not have happened.

-- Jay (, May 30, 2001.

Thanks to all for responding but it turns out to be something dumb that I inadvertantly did, not sure what it was but I think I turned the shutter speed to B or X before I fired the shutter.

-- Hank (, May 30, 2001.

But I don't see how B or X would keep the shutter from firing. X is just another shutter speed. And the shutter should respond in the B mode as well.

-- Bob Fleischman (, May 30, 2001.

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