Bronica 6x6 Camera Gear Guide
- 1 PRECAUTIONS
- 2 LOADING THE FILM
- 3 FILM ADVANCE AND SHUTTER COCKING
- 4 SETTING THE APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED
- 5 DISTANCE AND DEPTH OF FIELD SCALE
- 6 VIEWING & FOCUSING
- 7 SHUTTER RELEASE
- 8 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
- 9 FILM UNLOADING
- 10 BATTERY CHECK
- 11 MULTIPLE EXPOSURE
- 12 MIRROR LOCK-UP
- 13 INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY
- 14 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MODELS
- PROTECT FROM EXTREME TEMPERATURE CHANGES
- PROTECT FROM IMPACT AND VIBRATIONS
- PROTECT FROM DIRT, SAND, WATER, VOLCANIC ASH ETC.
- ALWAYS PROTECT THE LENS WITH ITS LENS COVER
- DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN ANYTHING
- DO NOT USE SILICONE-COATED CLOTH ON THE LENS OR VIEWING SCREEN
- HAVE MEDIA LOAN CLEAN CAMERA IF LENS IS DIRTY, PLEASE RETURN THE CAMERA TO MEDIA LOAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS.
- If broken, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIX YOURSELF!
- You are 100% financially responsible for the equipment you check out from Media Loan.
The Bronica does not have a built-in exposure meter so you will need to check out a light meter from Media Loan. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE BRONICA BEFORE USE, THE SQ-B MODEL IS PICTURED.
LOADING THE FILM
To open the back—squeeze the film holder release buttons (#'s 13 and 14), located on top; right behind the viewfinder (#8), toward each other; the back will spring open and the film holder might fall out, be prepared! Remove the film holder. Gently push the top left side spool holder shaft (#27) out (a little trap door will fall open). Insert right end of film onto the right side shaft. Close the little trap door (the left side shaft) and the film spool should be engaged. Draw the leading end across the top roller (see diagram) and in front of the pressure plate, emulsion side out. Pull across the bottom roller and insert the leading end into the take up spool. Wind slightly with film back winding knob (#20) until securely engaged. Place film holder on back of camera, making sure it sits snugly. Wind film winding crank (#18) until starting point or arrow mark is lined up with red triangle on the left side of top spool holder. Close back until it latches securely. Don't Force It! If it will not easily close the film holder is not snug against the camera. Re-adjust it and try again. Wind film crank and release shutter until you see the “1” in the exposure counter (#15).
FILM ADVANCE AND SHUTTER COCKING
SETTING THE APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED
DISTANCE AND DEPTH OF FIELD SCALE
VIEWING & FOCUSING
The release (#1) is located below the lens on the right. If the red dot is lined up with the red L, the shutter is locked; rotate counter clockwise to unlock. The red LED light will light up when you depress the release and the camera is loaded to indicate an exposure has been made. The LED will not light if: The shutter release is locked Film is not advanced or between “S” and “1” Shutter is not cocked Lens release button is depressed All frames have been exposed (i.e., 12 for 120) The shutter blades will close, under-exposing the film if the winding crank is accidentally rotated before the exposure is completed, as in the case of a slow shutter speed setting.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MODELS
SB-Q: 6X6, top view, waist level finder, no dark slides available (backs can not be changed) , mirror lock up switch.
ETRS: 4.5x6, prism finder, interchangable back, no mirror lock up switch.