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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The back cover will automatically close and lock. Press the shutter button Then after I wind again, and try to fire the shutter, the shutter opens, but it doesnt close. These optional accessories should be purchased to suit the user’s eyesight, if necessary. Furthermore, keep such batteries in an inside pocket.

Pointers On Shooting Upon attaching the film back, always pull out the dark slide from its slit. To return to normal shooting, after shooting with the mirror locked up in the continuous mode, rotate the mirror lock-up switch lever and set S or N to the index; then, cock the shutter.


Distance scales on the Zenzanon PS lenses can be used for focusing at the required distance or finding the distance actually focused. This is because proper exposures are obtained with exposure measurements made at the full aperture. So here’s the problem. At the same time, set the film speed with the film speed dial, when using finders with a built-in exposure meter.

The voltage will g-s1 when the camera is used for long shooting sessions in freezing weather. The shutter release button may be depressed accidentally while the main camera body is being carried in a bag, which could lead to discharge of the battery power.


The use of the multiple exposure lever will, however, permit you to cock the shutter in such instances. Film Type Indicator Frame Upon loading the film, tear off the end flap from the empty film pack- age and insert it in the film type indicator frame.

Push the battery chamber cover release button on the base of the camera main body in the arrow-indicated direction and the battery chamber cover will spring open. Don’t show me this message again. Ideal for following fast action, as a very bright image of high magnification, observed 0.

Then, continue shooting, according to “a”.

Has special mount for mounting the SCA Adapter and, therefore, improves handling stability and makes integrated flash operations very easy. Upon completing the multiple-exposed picture, be sure to return the multiple exposure lever back to its vertical btonica and cover the red mark. Use lens cleaning tissue and liquid to clean the surface of the lens.

Zenza Bronica GS-1 Owner’s Manual

Exposure Counter The exposure counter shows the number of frames exposed or, in other words, is an additive type. When C is set to the index, with the mirror lock-up switch lever, the lever will not return to N with the next film advance and shutter cocking action. In general, more exposure rather than less seems to be a safe guide. Loading the Battery The electronically controlled leaf shutter and the electro-magnetic shutter release system will not work without loading the batteries.

It opens and closes with a single action.

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Do you have a metered prism? The lens was just in need of some therapy. The accessory Mounting Bracket provides great handling stability and shooting ease when using SCA System electronic flashguns and has a special mount for accepting the SCA Adapter. To lock the shutter release button, rotate the bronics ring and coincide the orange dot to “L”. No direct experience with this problem, but seems like you’ve narrowed it down to the body.


SEIKO 0, 16 sec. Battery Single 6 volt silver oxide or alkaline-man- ganese battery. To obtain best results from the Zenza Bronica GS-1, may we suggest that you read this instruction manual.

Repeat if it’s still not working correctly. Attachment and Removal of Film Backs.

Otherwise, there will be additional multiple exposures on the same frame. 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. Even using my cable release doesn’t work.

Fire it a few times, leave it with the shutter closed for a day, fire it a few times more The lens shutter will close completely and the reflex mirror and film safety plate will swing up.

Tamron ended production of GS-1 cameras and lenses in Junewith sales continuing until stocks were depleted [2]. The choice of lens, film back and finder should be based on.

Time t Exposure When I press the shutter button, nothing happens. Film Speed Dial 6. Interchanging Focusing Screens A.

Depth Of Field Tables Might be useful in the places you don’t want to get cleaning fluid. Turn the multiple exposure lever in the clock-wise or arrow-indicated direction, which will expose a red mark. Attach in the reverse manner.