ETRS. 5X Advanced Broniew technologies for new imaging horizons! UUUUU. RIBES. LETTO m. El triu. BINIA BRONICA. ETRO. SORER. ZENZA BRONICA. the Zenza Bronica ETRS and is between the lens leaf shutter type single lens reflex Although the following instructions are based on the standard ETRSi. Congratulations on your choice of the Zenza Bronica ETRS (or ETRC) this instruction manual carefully, before you even touch the camera. However, if your .

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On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual. Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. This will help me to continue to host this site, buy new manuals, and pay their shipping costs. If you use Pay Pal, use the link below. Use the above address for a check, M. Back to main camera manual page Problems opening PDF files or printing problems – click here. The Zenza Bronica ETR has been developed as a complete modular “system” camera, with a very high degree of interchangeability in lenses, finders, focusing screens, film backs, etc.

At the same time, et has a full range of other valuable manjal which will permit its use in many other day-to-day assignments, requiring a fast-handling camera with complete exposure automation. To get bronicaa results from your camera, may we suggest that you read this instruction manual carefully, before you even touch the camera. Thoroughly familiarize yourself with its working parts, before loading your first roll of film, and your pleasure in using the Zenza Bronica ETR will be even greater.

Setting the Shutter Speed Dial. Film Advance and Shutter Amnual.

Bronica ETR-Si Instruction Manual

Distance Scale and Depth of Field Scale. Attachment and Removal of Film Backs.

Interchanging Finders and Magnifiers. Film Type Indicator Frame. Attaching and Removing the Neck Strap. Facts about the Battery. Filter size 58mm diameter thread mount on 75mm lens; 62mm diameter thread mount on lenses from 40mm to mm focal lengths. Lens mount Exclusive four claw Bronica bayonet mount. Lens diaphragm Fully automatic instant reopening lens diaphragm action; equal-distant aperture scale graduations; depth of field previewing.

Multiple exposure Multiple exposures possible with lever on body. Supplied with roll film back. Focusing screen Interchangeable type; standard type has split-image rangefinder spot surrounded by microprism ring; matte center with full-area fresnel lens type also available. Accessory mount Exclusive Bronica accessory mount on left side of body. Battery checking Battery check button plus green-colored LED light on top of body. Battery Singlevolt silver oxide battery Eveready No. Weight 1, grams 2.

ETR camera with waist level finder and 75mm F2. The electronically-controlled shutter will not work without loading the battery. Depress the battery chamber button with your finger while, at the same time, moving the battery chamber cover in the arrow-indicated direction and the cover will come off.

Then, push in the negative end of the battery first and follow with the positive end. Then move the cover opposite to the arrow-indicated direction until it locks. The film back consists of a film holder and a film back frame, with exclusive film holders supplied for and roll films. The film holder has an insert or frame for loading film, as well as a built-in film winding mechanism. The film back frame, on the other hand, consists of a base with a dark slide slit and a back cover with a film type indicator frame.

The film back frame completely encloses the film holder and shields it from outside light see page 24as well as connecting it to the camera body. Pushing the back cover opening button inwards in the arrow indicated direction opens the back cover and permits the film holder to be detached. There are two spool holders on the film holder.


The top one is for the fresh film spool while the bottom one is for the empty take-up spool. The left-side shafts of both spool holders can be opened outwards, as illustrated. Therefore, insert the right end of the spool on to the right-side shaft, which is fixed, and then close the left side holder shaft which will engage the spool. When the fresh film spool is properly loaded in the top spool holder, draw out the leading end of the film and turn it across the film pressure plate on the front side of the insert.

After running it down to the lower end, turn it over to the empty take-up spool. Insert the leading end of the film into the slit of the take-up spool and wind slightly so that it is securely engaged.

Unfold the manual film winder on the right side of the film holder and rotate in the arrow-indicated direction, while checking the advancing film. When the starting point, or arrow mark, is aligned with the triangular start-mark on the top left side of the film holder, stop rotation. The film can be loaded in the film holder, without detachment from the camera body, and should be loaded in the same manner as explained for the detached film holder.

However, the starting point, or arrow mark, should be aligned to the start-mark by advancing the film with the film winding crank on the camera body.

In the latter case, return the multiple exposure lever to an upright or vertical position. Close the back cover, by pressing it strongly against the base of the film back, as illustrated.

The back cover will automatically lock and close. The same operation str close the back cover when brronica film back is detached from the body.

Upon loading the film, rotate the film winding crank until it stops to place the first frame into place for taking the picture. The exposure counter will also change from “S” to “1”, while the shutter will also be cocked. The manual film winder on the film back should be used to advance the bronca to its first frame, when the film back is detached from the body.

However, the manual film winder will not stop rotating. After the 15th exposure of the roll film 30th exposure of the roll filmthe film winding crank will turn freely with further rotations. Therefore, continue rotating the film winding majual until the remaining film and all the leader paper is wound up on the take-up spool.

Open the back cover when winding action becomes very light.

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Remove the film holder and, while preventing the loose film from unwinding, take out kanual take-up spool. Seal the exposed film and return it to its original box until development. The numerals on the shutter speed scale are the shutter speed settings, which are placed in the window on the top left-side of the body with the shutter speed dial. The brnica 1 to 8S are full numbers while numbers 2 to are fractions of a second. The numbers on the shutter speed scale are color-coded in red and white colors.

See the following page for T time exposures. There is no B bulb setting on the shutter speed dial. The shutter speed dial can be freely rotated in either direction.


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Time exposures are etg with the time exposure lever on the lens, regardless of the setting on the shutter speed scale. First, cock the shutter with the film winding crank and then shift the time exposure lever to the left looking from the body towards manuall lenswhich will expose a red-colored “T” on the barrel.

Depress the shutter release button, in this condition, and the shutter will open up. To close the lens shutter. Therefore, first, rotate the film winding crank and cock the lens shutter. Next, while keeping the lens release brohica depressed, rotate the lens in the clockwise direction, too, until it makes a full stop, at which point it can be detached. The locking ring on the lens release button will automatically return to “lock” when pressure is released from the lens release button.

To attach the lens to the body, first, align the red dots on the lens and body and then insert the lens fully into bronic mount. Rotate in the counterclockwise direction until it stops, with an audible click which will indicate that it is securely locked.

To close the focusing hood, first, push down the magnifier if it is flipped up. Next, press in the side frames, as illustrated, and, at the same time, press the front frame back bgonica the rear end. The focusing hood will automatically be folded down. To return the magnifier to its storage position, simply push it down until it catches.

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The aperture ring click-stops at the numbered settings. Intermediate settings are also possible. All Bronica interchangeable lenses for the ETR have fully automatic lens diaphragms which means that the focusing screen is always viewed at the full aperture, with the brightest possible ,anual.

However, den pressing the depth of field preview lever will stop the lens diaphragm down to the preselected lens opening aperturepermitting the photographer to check the depth of field effect on the focusing screen. The central split-image spot splits the image diagonally, with the btonica and lower halves being separated diagonally when the lens is out of focus.

When in focus, however, the two halves will coincide with the diagonal displacement disappearing. The microprism ring surrounding the central spot can also be used for checking the sharpness of the focused image, since the image will glitter when the lens is not focused.

The manua matte surface surrounding the central focusing aids can also be used for checking image sharpness. On the other hand, short, rapid strokes, up to an accumulated full rotation, will amnual do the job Starting from dtr, the odd numbers 1, 3, 5, eyr.

The letter “S” and number “15” are orange-colored while the other numbers and dots are white. Depress the shutter release button with the ball of the finger. Use a smooth and gentle action and press all the way in. There is no need for great strength or jerky action, which will effect the sharpness of the picture. This will place a red dot on the side, indicating that it is locked.

To release the safety lock rotate the locking ring in the counter-clockwise direction which will place the dot diagonally lower.

The shutter cannot be released, in the following cases: The shutter release button is locked with the locking ring.