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I have a Y&Y Softie, and since it arrived I've been triggering my M4 in my bag far too much. I decided to move it onto my Rolleiflex 3.5F. It seems my Rolleiflex fires the shutter fine without the softie, but once the softie is on it won't fire.
What am I missing here?
The Y&Y softie is a "classic" - larger diameter than the mini. On Rolleiflexes it catches the edge of the lensmount/focussing plate and cant be pressed down enough to trigger the shutter. The mini works well on the Rollei's though - but not available as a Y&Y.
As for triggering in the bag - I always leave it uncocked when it goes into the bag and when I pull it out I automatically advance. The thumb naturally goes "under" the lever anyway. Even in pre-Softie days I did this as there is nothing worse pulling out a body and trying to shoot - and finding out it is not cocked. Just becomes a habit after a while.
I love the mini softie on my Rolleiflexes. The green even matches the FW perfectly.
Thanks both. Somehow I missed the response, and because I went on holiday, I forgot I'd asked the question :D
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