At last!

Discussion in 'Medium Format & Large Format' started by nealjpage, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have a working medium format system on the way! Question: do I need the focusing screen to make the prisom finder work?

    New baby: Auction

    :heart:
     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    9,746
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yes Neal, you do. However, great lookin' camera! Congrats on a great price. The film advance lever (or rapid advance lever) is not really needed but I would for a good focusing screen. Can hardly wait to see some pics taken with it.
     
  3. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Darn! I'll have to see if the ground glass out of my busted Yashica will work.
     
  4. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,296
    Likes Received:
    2,080
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Even if it doesn't, this is readily fixable and you will end up with a great looking camera. :thumbup: Try ebay or even call a camera repair shop if you have a good one locally.

    Congrats on the new baby!
     
  5. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, so it arrived today. Everything looks good, and I downloaded a copy of the ETRS manual from the Bronica website, but I have a few questions. First, I can't get the shutter to cock. Do I have to have film loaded into it? The crank turns, meets a bit of resistance, "clicks", and keeps turning. So pushing the shutter button does nothing, and I can't remove the lens. Any ideas?
     
  6. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I am not knowledgable about the specifics of this model, but it is not uncommon for medium format SLRs to need to be loaded for the shutter, and other features to operate.
     
  7. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well, the body is FUBARed, but i managed to get the lens off and that seems to be ok. I bought a ETRS body, and managed to miss the mailman yesterday, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try it out.
     

Share This Page