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 other words, the electrical circuit is switched so that the batteries of the motor drive operate the main camera body. 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 frame without exposing it as the shutter opens briefly by locking up the mirror if that makes any sense but it’s not very practical.

The letter “S”, and numbers “12” and “24” are orange-colored while all other numbers are white.

It is a completely modular camera, with several optional focusing prisms and viewfinders with and without exposure meteringlenses, and film backs. 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.

Save Cancel Drag to set position! To attach amnual 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. Don’t show me this message again. Don’t have an account? To set the required compensation, slide the exposure compensation dial lock button, in the arrow-indicated direction, then rotate the exposure compensation dial, as required.

When set in this manner, the shutter can be released and cocked any number of times, without advancing the film. Distance scales on the Zenzanon PS lenses can be used for focusing at the required distance or finding the distance actually focused.


The choice ys-1 a 0 shutter was then made even if it restricted the possibility of large aperture lenses, especially of longer focal lengths. In other words, the cocking pin of the lens must be set between the red band and green dot, in this case, while the cocking pin of the body mount must be set to the green- colored dot. When Mounting Bracket is used. Clean the plastic focusing screen in the same manner.

The film holder has an insert on the frame for loading film, and has a built-in film winding mechanism. Upon attaching the film back, always pull out the dark slide from its slit. The depth of field scale shows the zone of apparent sharpness at any lens opening or distance and can be utilized for quickly and simply ascertaining the depth of field. First, cock the shutter bbronica the film-winding crank and then pull up manuxl time exposure lever release.

All interchangeable lenses for the Zenza Bronica SQ-Ai have fully automatic lens diaphragms, which means that the focusing screen is always viewed gs1 the full aperture, providing the brightest possible image. Battery Single 6 volt silver oxide or alkaline-man- ganese battery. In other words, when “cocked” the cocking pin of the lens will be set between the red bs-1 and green dot, while the cocking pin of the main body mount will be set to the green-colored dot.

Zenza Bronica GS-1 Owner’s Manual

Loading the Battery The electronically controlled leaf shutter and the electro-magnetic shutter release system will not work without loading the batteries. He replaced the magnet and adjusted the contact mechanism and now it works like it were brand new.

This page has been accessed 33, times. Attachment and Removal of Film Backs. The choice of lens, film back and finder should be based on. Depress the film back release button and the lower end of the film back can be removed, as illustrated.

Light up of the LED should be checked, especially when using slower shutter speeds. Thanks for the replies. Then, press the lower end of the film back against the main body until it locks securely. But now, the shutter is showing defects, and I really, really don’t understand how this could have happened.


I will start looking for places where I can get the lens serviced, but it’s likely to cost me more than another lens, if not more than I actually paid for this sexy, sexy set. To obtain best results from the Zenza Bronica GS-1, may we suggest that you read this instruction manual. Construction Of Film Back 4. Facts About The Battery Same with automatic extension tubes 6.

Still nothing so I’m going to box it up and ship it out in the next week or two. Battery Checking If a red-colored battery check LED lights up outside the focusing screen area in the central front part of the finderwhen the battery check button is pressed, the batteries are loaded properly and there is sufficient power for operations.

Then, press the lower end of the film back bronicz the main body until it locks securely. One other possibility is that the lens is not working properly. Leaving the batteries in the camera for a long time, without using bronca, can lead to leakage problems and result in bad contact. The GS-1 was also available with a dedicated G-1 speedlight flash and manually operated speed grip which allowed TTL-flash metering together with the AE-prism.

All lenses have electronic Seiko 0 shutters, which communicate with the body. Do not throw batteries into a fire, or hit them strongly, as there is danger of explosion. Altough it’s still hard to believe, as the blades seem really clean.

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Then, stop rota- tion. Enter text from picture: However, it is difficult to shoot vertical pictures with the waist level finder. In the following cases, the shutter will not be released and the shutter release warning LED will light up, except in the first instance: To make multiple beonica, rotate the film-winding crank to advance the film and cock the shutter.

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