Bronica ETRS mirror

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  1. Fiendish Astronaut

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    I've just got me a Bronica ETRS. I've got my first film loaded up in it. But when I take a picture the mirror goes up (obviously) but then doesn't return to position until I wind the film on and re-cock the shutter. i.e. I can't see anything through the viewfinder. Is that normal? I'm a bit puzzled because the mirror was down before I took the first shot on the film and there's nothing to suggest this in the manual.

    Thanks.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    That's right, I believe. Mine's out in the car, so I can't check right now, but I seem to remember that the mirror stays up until the film is advanced.
     
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    All Bronicas do not have instant return mirrors. Nothing wrong. You'll get use to it quickly.
     
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    The other thing to watch for is that when you use the mirror lock-up, remember to release it before you wind on the film, because otherwise you will trip the shutter again as you do so. Still catches me out.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Was a bit concerned that I was exposing for seconds at a time...
     
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    hah! snap, the camera took me a couple of hours to get my head around, im starting to love it though!! Not the most ergonomic piece of kit though...
     

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