the Zenza Bronica GS-1 single lens reflex camera and converts the GS-1 into a TTL (thru-the-lens) aperture-priority automatic exposure (AE) camera, powered. View and Download Zenza Bronica GS-1 owner’s manual online. GS-1 Digital Camera pdf manual download. Although instructions following are based on the GS-1 camera main body, the the Zenza Bronica GS-1, may we suggest that you read this instruction manual.

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Don’t forget that every time you put a new back, you need to turn the rewind crank to some extent before you’re able to shoot. Any tips or experiences with the same problem.

MF Finder S Waist-level type finder with eyepiece adjustment ring and large rubber eyecup, for use in careful composition work. This is probably a silly question, but you did load film in the camera, right?

Then, gently lower the finder and, when well seated, slide forward until it locks. Attach in the reverse manner. Even using my cable release doesn’t work. Exchanging Lenses The lens cannot be attached or detached unless the shutter is cocked. Therefore, always return the mirror lock-up switch lever to N, after the last 12th or 24th exposure and wind the film in the normal manner.

Then, wipe it dry with a soft, dry cloth. Unlike some other Bronicas the GS-1 never had backs for 35mm film, even though 24x69mm and 24x36mm backs were announced with the system. Simply rotate the magnifier frame in the counter-clockwise direction to unscrew. Designing the new PG-lenses for the small shutter aperture, Bronica emphasized correction of aberrations, reducing vignetting and a broonica color balance for the whole series, with particular attention paid to distortion, aberrations, field curvature and chromatic aberration for the wide angle lenses.


Film is not advanced.

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To remove the film back from the main camera body, insert the dark slide into the dark slide slit, as illustrated, with the mark on the dark slide at the top end. The shutter will be released when the shutter release button or brlnica release is depressed. That’s a pretty good price, as well.

Now heres the problem. It’s a community-based project which helps to repair anything. A battery holder inside the battery chamber will spring up when the battery chamber cover is opened fully.

Don’t touch the surface with your fingers or a cloth. First, insert the U-shaped ring into the neck strap eyelet, as illustrated.

Zenza Bronica GS-1 Owner’s Manual

This should be done after the last time exposure is made and prior to cocking the shutter. The depth of field scale shows the zone of apparent sharpness at any lens opening or distance and can be nanual for quickly and simply ascertaining the depth of field.

All, following shots will, of course, be normal. Attachment and Removal of Film Backs. Up until about a week ago, the camera would dry-fire in ME mode but not instantly. Use a smooth, gentle action.

To attach the finder, align the front end of the finder with the front end of the finder frame on top of the camera main body, as shown. Light up of the LED should be checked, especially when using slower shutter speeds.

Although instructions following are based on a standard combination consisting of the SQAi main camera body with standard Zenzanon-PS 80mm F2. Then fire it a few times the next day, see if it’s getting it’s groove on. This feature is very convenient for familiarizing yourself with the camera and for testing the shutter in flash photography.


Utilize film back interchangeability and expose the frame after removing the film back from the manuao body. GS-1 Congratulations on your choice of the Zenza Bronica GS-1, a lens shutter type single reflex camera in the 6 x 7 format. When compensation is not needed, simply set to “0”, where it is locked. This means, of course, that flash fill-in for daylight shots can also be bromica easily.

The lens shutter will close completely and the reflex mirror and film safety plate will swing up. When C is set to the index, with the mirror lock-up switch lever, the lever will not return to N with the next film advance and shutter cocking action.

Additional film backs are available optionally in 6 x 6, 6 x 4.

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Developed for the professional photographer, the Zenza Bronica SQ-Ai also retains the full System of Photography of the earlier SQ-A, as well as having extensive interchangeability with the full range of accessories available for the SQ-A. Discard batteries with leakage or corrosion and thoroughly clean out the battery chamber.

Facts About the Battery The battery supplies power for the various electronic control mechanisms incorporated in manuap Zenza Bronica GS