Next guess after the Bronica

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Next guess after the Bronica

Postby Niner » Wed May 17, 2017 4:44 pm

Got my money back for the Bronica that didn't work...including the shipping. Did a buy it now for half what I had spent on the Bronica on a Mamiya C3 Professional that was advertised as seeming to work. It came today. Everything actually does seems to work as it should.....actual joy on hold pending actual camera use. Minor brownish crude on the cover on one side. Somebody had reglued the cover and used what is some nasty looking brown paste. This is a all metal beast...heavy and seems to be built like a tank. It has a 135mm lense that is a "portrait" lens. The normal lens would be probably about 75mm. Lenses are easily changeable with this camera.
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby Niner » Thu May 18, 2017 11:35 am

And..... it's a bust. Film advance lever locks up at third exposure every time. Must be a gear problem of some sort.
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 18, 2017 2:16 pm

To be honest Robert, I would have gone after another Bronica or Hasselblad. The TLR you have there is a very awkward bit of kit to use. :cool: :cool:
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby Niner » Thu May 18, 2017 2:34 pm

That's what interested me. There is nothing comfortable to use about it at all. Nothing says clunky like a "professional" camera from 1962. But ...if everything had gone well.. the curiosity value would have been worth the clunky.

I already got my credit card refunded and I don't have to mail it back. Another bullet dodged. Now what's for the third act of this comedy?
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby deadin » Thu May 18, 2017 4:30 pm

Film advance lever locks up at third exposure every time. Must be a gear problem of some sort.


That's probably why the side covering had been removed and replaced......
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri May 19, 2017 5:53 am

If you want to send m,e the Bronica I'll pay the postage :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby Niner » Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 pm

The Bronica I sent back. The Mamiya they didn't want back. Saves me the postage. However.,... saw this how to fix video. No sound. Looks like lots of screws, washers and other bits and pieces Outside of filing off some of one part and jiggling another, I have no idea why the one arm of the L shape has decided to bind and the file is fixing it. And.... on the camera I have, why is it binding only on the third exposure and not the first or second if it's this L shape lever that is binding?

Maybe I'll take this video instruction and try to duplicate it and see what happens. :loco:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gxjVPXejAE
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Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Postby Niner » Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 pm

I tried to follow the silent movie in the previous post. Nothing fixed by filing down the L shape piece.
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