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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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In developing the camera, Bronica paid particular attention to implementing a LED display, using a Seiko 0 electronic shutter with digital control, an upgraded PG-series of lenses to overcome the small aperture of manuxl 0 shutter, TTL-flash, mankal backs and rejecting the use of a revolving back to reduce size and weight, and make it a mobile camera.

The mirror lock-up switch lever has 3 settings: Got it, continue to print. Thoroughly familiarize yourself with its working parts, before loading your first roll of film, and your pleasure in using the camera will be even greater.

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After adjusting the length of the neck strap, pass the leading end of the strap through the buckle, as illustrated, which will fix it securely. To attach the film back to the main body, simply insert the latches at the upper end of the film back into the attachment openings at the upper end of the main body. Therefore, always turn the film-winding crank completely one time, upon attaching the film back.

Then, press the lower end of the film back against the main body until it locks securely. To store the magnifier, simply push it down until it catches. Altough it’s still hard to believe, as the blades seem really clean. Clean the contacts of the battery chamber and battery with a soft cloth. Don’t have an account? Next, place the plastic ring cover over the U-shaped ring, as illustrated. Upon completing the multiple-exposed picture, be sure to return the multiple exposure lever back to its vertical position and cover the red mark.

Standard lens Zenzanon-PS 80mm F2. This is because the electrical circuit is switched automatically so that shutter speeds are controlled with the shutter speed dials of bronjca finders. Mamual Focusing Screens Then, slide both screen removal levers forward to secure the focusing screen. The main camera body and film back are fully coupled, upon connection.


The lenses have comparable or better close focusing distances than Hasselblad or Pentax 6×7 lenses, but less than bellows focusing cameras, such as the Mamiya RZ Unique frame sizes, such as 6 x 4. I shall keep Jimmy Koh in mind should I ever need to service my Bronica. When in focus, however, the two halves will coincide with the displacement disappearing.

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Zenza Bronica GS-1 Owner’s Manual

Yeah, I read it. Lens release button is depressed. If winding is not possible, all preparations for taking the picture have been completed.

Do not over tighten when using a longer-than standard tripod screw, as you may damage the body. And, the motor drive has a remote control socket for wired remote manul operations with an optional Remote Control Cord SQ-I, as well as wireless remote control operations with suitable equipment, which are available in photographic shops.

The depth of field scale shows the zone of apparent sharpness at any lens opening or distance and can gd-1 utilized for quickly and simply ascertaining the depth of field. It should be remembered when taking pictures that the final print may not be a square format, especially if printed to an ideal format size, and will be cropped on both sides or at the top and bottom.

I suppose the shutter ‘not going off’ can be fixed by switching to multiple exposure, covering the shutter, and enabeling mirror lockup, so that I can take another shot on the same gz-1 without exposing it as the shutter opens briefly by locking up the mirror if that makes any sense but it’s not very practical. To return to normal shooting, after shooting with the mirror locked up in the continuous mode, rotate the mirror lock-up switch lever and set S or N to the index; then, cock the shutter.

I’m not sure if this will fix the problem permanently or if it will dry up and continue to stick, I guess I won’t be able to tell without waiting for a few days. Also, has hot shoe for using cordless electronic flash units.


Thanks for sharing this with us. Upon loading the film, rotate the film-winding crank until it stops to place the first frame into place for taking the picture. Red-colored LED lights up manuxl front center area, outside screen area, when battery check button is depressed; LED also doubles as shutter closing signal.

The central split-image spot splits the image into two, with the upper and lower halves separated horizontally when the lens is out of focus. The GS-1 body is wider than the SQ-A, due to the larger film format, however the depth and height are about the same.

Meter-coupled manual exposure control is also possible. This means, of course, that flash fill-in for daylight shots can also be made easily. It is janual to use the camera both in vertical and horizontal orientation with one of the eye level finders. Very friendly guy and it only took only 2 weeks from the time I shipped it to the time I got it back. During the design phase a 1 shutter with a larger 30mm aperture was considered.

After the 12th exposure of the roll film 24th exposure of the roll filmthe film-winding crank will turn freely with further rotations.

Time T Exposure Time exposures are made with the time exposure lever on the lens, regardless of the setting on the shutter speed scale. All, following shots will, of course, be normal. Stroking the release button halfway illuminates the shutter speed, as digits and dots, etc.

The shutter release button may be depressed accidentally while the main camera body is being carried in a bag, which could lead to discharge of the battery power. Take the back off, engage multiple-exposure mode, and dry-fire the camera a few times just to check that everything else works. Multiple Exposure Broniva exposure possible with lever on camera main body; multiple exposure warning indication in finder.