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03-27-2014, 06:31 PM   #1531
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Pawnshop find Zanza Bronica s2a. It didn't have a darkslide so I wasn't able to test the shutter. I really rolled the dice and made out pretty well, my first roll came back looking good.
Sweet find. I have an S2 and it's one of my favorite cameras ever. The Nikkor-P 75/2.8 is superb.

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Sweet find. I have an S2 and it's one of my favorite cameras ever. The Nikkor-P 75/2.8 is superb.
I looked through the viewfinder and It was over.
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I do have two more samples of this lens, one of which I'm refinishing as we speak....

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A Red Panda Canon! Argggg! Oh, the agony! I want one!


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He is taking orders...You know you want some of your lenses that way, eh?


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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Yeah, those Zenzas are a pain with the darkslide. If I recall, you can't unmount the film cartridge without a slide, either.
@dcshooter: If you mean that you can't remove the film back without a dark slide, that's correct. Lots of interlocks on this camera!

@EJMzagsfan: You don't need a dark slide until you get a second film back, at which point you need two dark slides total. but any back you buy should come with one at least. Koh's used to be the place for S2/S2A; then Jimmy Koh retired from repair, but may still have parts. KEH might sometimes have dark slides; they file the S2A under "Miscellaneous Medium Format" (not any Bronica category of its own) so you'd need to look here for dark slides--none there at the moment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Argenticien Quote
@dcshooter: If you mean that you can't remove the film back without a dark slide, that's correct. Lots of interlocks on this camera!

@EJMzagsfan: You don't need a dark slide until you get a second film back, at which point you need two dark slides total. but any back you buy should come with one at least. Koh's used to be the place for S2/S2A; then Jimmy Koh retired from repair, but may still have parts. KEH might sometimes have dark slides; they file the S2A under "Miscellaneous Medium Format" (not any Bronica category of its own) so you'd need to look here for dark slides--none there at the moment.

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You do need a darkslide to test fire the shutter without film though.

IIRC, Blue Moon Camera in Portland (St. Johns) has two S backs for sale, for good prices too.
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That's not much different than my 500C/M. The back does not come off or camera fire without the darkslide inserted. And for good reason too. That could be an inadvertent disaster if it allowed that. But on the 500C/M you can remove the film out of the back while on the camera and the darkslide pulled out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
That's not much different than my 500C/M. The back does not come off or camera fire without the darkslide inserted. And for good reason too. That could be an inadvertent disaster if it allowed that. But on the 500C/M you can remove the film out of the back while on the camera and the darkslide pulled out.
The Bronica is similar, you can load/unload film with the back attached and the darkslide out. The big difference is that on the Bronica, the darkslide is the mechanism for releasing the back from the body.

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It was suggested I post some images of my recent lens re-finishing projects here:



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My Takumar collecttion so far..still have a couple on the way in the mail list is as follows:

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You do need a darkslide to test fire the shutter without film though.
Right, and I thought that would not matter anymore since he has put a test roll through it already. But on second thought, good point. Can't "test" the shutter also means can't "exercise" the shutter. If EJMzagsfan happens to be one of those collectors with too many cameras and too little time to actually go out and shoot films in them often, he should exercise the mechanical-shuttered ones occasionally in between rolls to avoid them seizing up. On the S2, that would be impossible without a dark slide. (Solution is to load up and shoot, but time doesn't always permit.)

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bumping the thread with some 645 and 67 glass:

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Quick shots of my film gear.
Been thinking about slowly letting them go but can't figure out the right prize for LX with accessories and lens. If anyone cares to advice (via PM's, perhaps), i would be grateful.

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Two recent thrift store scores ... (x-post)

- a Voigtlander Phokina III with Color-Novicar 2.8/50 plus case ... everything works and price is on the filter below (7€!) ... photo before cleaning
- a Minolta SR T 101 with a MC W.Rokkor-HG 2.8/35 plus case ... the body is locked up, missing the rewind crank and has a lot of mildew, but the lens is very nice ... price on lens (5€!) ... photo before cleaning and always wanted a black version, but this one may be too hard for me to restore ... Can anyone recommend a good Minolta person? Merci, J



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