Bronica Etrs shutter problem

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  1. XitzpatX

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    I bought a bronica etrs about a month ago. It had been working fine till a couple days ago that I noticed. Now the shutter speed wont physically change no matter what speed the dial is at. Since I had already ran a few rolls through it and even checked the shutter when I first got it. I thought the battery might of died and it was running on the mechanical 1/500th. But I bought a new battery for it and the shutter still doesn't work properly. It appears to be firing on a consistent shutter speed and the aperture does close properly. But there is a red light that appears on the bottom right of the viewfinder showing that the battery is making contact.I tried two methods to check if its a problem with the lens or body and they're both working properly. I had read online that its good to use a silver oxide battery but when my camera worked it used a lithium battery. I'd rather not send it out to get it a CLA since that'll cost more than a new lens or body. Has anybody had this problem and found a way to fix it?


     
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    Contacts inside the lens are worn-down. Get another, working lens or you might try to fix it yourself. Here is the manual
    http://www.buonaluce.com/Slens.pdf
    Good luck.
     
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    With the lens wide open, you're actually seeing no change in the leaf shutter's speed, right?
     
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    Yeah the speed looks the same and it does it when I have the aperture stopped down too
     
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    Mentioned wide open only to facilitate watching the leaf shutter work--aperture has no effect on the lens's shutter. What's up with the film you shot? Battery type shouldn't be critical. Lens/body contacts clean? Do you have a metered or prism finder?
     
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    I shoot regular 120 film, the contacts look good and clean, and I use a prism finder
     
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    But you said in your opening post that you'd shot several rolls with this camera. How'd those turn out? Have you shot anything "post-problem?"
     
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    Ohh yeah I had put about 4 rolls through it, as of exposure it looks accurate except for the last photo on the last roll. It was really underexposed, I had the camera set to 1/8th at the time which is what my light meter read so that's probably when it started messing up. Other than that one exposure I havent shot anything after it
     
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    Do you have always your metering prism on the body ? Which type is it ? Was it turned on when you were investigating the problem ?
     
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    Its not the metered prism I was just referring to my hand held meter sorry for the confusion
     
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    So, what kind of viewfinder do you have for this camera ?
     
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    I use the prism finder-e
     

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