Bronica SQ-A This camera manual library is for reference and historical purposes, all rights Problems opening PDF files or printing problems - click here. To obtain best results from your Zenza Bronica SQ-Ai, we suggest that you read this instruction manual carefully, before you even touch the camera. very high degree of interchangeability in lenses, finders, focusing screens, film backs, etc. Page 1 The Zenza Bronica SQ-A has been designed to take full advantage of the square 6cm x 6cm medium format. Specifications of the ZENZA BRONICA SQ-A Type 6cm x 6cm format lens shutter.

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View and Download Zenza Bronica SQ-A instructions manual online. Zenza Bronica SQ-A Single lens Reflex Camera. SQ-A Film Camera pdf manual download. Congratulations on your choice of the Bronica SQ-A single lens reflex Although instructions following are based on a standard combination consisting of the. We provide free online pdf manuals for digital and film cameras: Zenza Bronica ETR, GS, RF, SQ.

Focusing Adjustments A. The lens is focused on the subject by rotating the focusing ring in either direction, while Page 17 Page 18 Multiple Exposures A. To make multiple exposures rotate the film winding crank to advance the film cock the shutter. Page 19 When S is set to the index, with the mirror lock-up switch lever, the lever Page 20 Interchanging Focusing Screens A. The focusing screen can be exchanged, depending on the type of photographic work being undertaken Page 21 After adjusting the length of the neck strap, pass the leading end Use a R filter or equivalent with an infrared black-and white film.

The red-colored line, next to the orange-colored distance index, is the infrared index. After focusing in the normal manner, re-set the distance indicated by the orange colored distance index to the infrared index, by shifting the distance ring.

Follow instructions enclosed with the infrared film and filter and, to be on the safe side, make several bracketing shots. In general, more exposure rather than less seems to be a safe guide. Flash Photography A.

Always use flash cords with a standard PC type plug. When detaching the flash cord, grip the plug firmly and pull it out straight, instead of using a twisting action.

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This means, of course, that flash fill-in for daylight shots can also be made very easily. Multiple Exposures A. To make multiple exposures, turn the multiple exposure lever in the arrow-indicated direction before exposing the first shot. When the shutter release button is depressed, in this condition, the shutter will be released any number of times without advancing the film. Upon completing the multiple-exposure picture, be sure to return the multiple exposure lever back to its vertical position and depress the drive button to advance the film one frame.

If the drive button is not depressed, the next frame will also be a multiple-exposed one.

Mirror Lock-Up A. The mirror lock-up switch lever has three settings - N normal - For shooting with out mirror lock-up. S single frame - For shooting single frame with mirror lock-up. C continuous - For shooting continuously with mirror lock-up.

For shooting with the mirror locked up, rotate the mirror lock-up lever in the arrow indicated direction and coincide S or C to the index. The lens shutter will close completely and the reflex mirror and film safety plate will swing up. The shutter will be released when the shutter release button or electro-magnet release is depressed.

When S is set to the index, with the mirror lock-up switch lever, the lever will automatically return to N, with the next film advancing and shutter cocking action.

And, following shots will, of course, be normal. When C is set to the index, with the mirror lock-up switch lever, however, the lever will not return to N with the next film advancing and shutter cocking action but will stay locked up any number of times.

When shooting is suspended, after mirror lock-up, and the mirror lock-up switch lever is rotated from S or C to N, shutter release and motor operation will take place but the film will not be advanced with the result that the next exposure will be double-exposed. Double exposure can be prevented, in the above case, by the following methods. Should new film be loaded and the drive button depressed, with the mirror lock-up switch lever at C, the film will be placed into position for exposing the first frame with the mirror locked up.

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The mirror lock-up switch lever must always be returned to N, before loading film. Then, continue photography in the normal manner. Attach the film back after motor operations take place and is suspended.

Remote Control Operations Remote control shutter release operations will be possible by inserting a 2. Equipment which can be used, in this case, are remote control extension cord, wireless remote control equipment, interval meter, etc.

However, always check operation of the equipment before actual use.

Resistance of the extension cord should not exceed 30 ohm, too. Use of External Power Inserting the plug of an external power source into the external power terminal automatically switches power supply to the motor drive system from the internal battery power six AA size batteries to the external power. The battery holder must be left inside the battery chamber even when taking power from an external source.

The NiCd batteries cannot be recharged inside the battery chamber but must be recharged externally and then used. Optional accessories, such as external power source plug, NiCd battery recharger, AC adapter, etc, are not supplied but equipment meeting the fol lowing specifications and condi 1. External power plug: Plugs used for transistor radios and tape recorders are acceptable. Cable conditions: The cable from the external power to the SQ-Am should be as short and thick as possible, or - Less than 2 meter length with cable of 0.

Interchanging Focusing Screens A. The focusing screen can be exchanged, depending on the type of photographic work being undertaken. First, remove the finder attached to the camera main body. Then, move the screen removal levers on both sides in the arrow-indicated directions, as illustrated.

Then, using a pincer or similar tool, lift up the screen with the protrusion at the rear end. To install the focusing screen, nest the protrusion at the rear end of the screen in a corresponding groove on the camera main body. Then, slide both screen removal levers forward to secure the focusing screen. Attachment of the Neck Strap A. First, insert the U-shaped ring into the neck strap eyelet, as illustrated.

Next, place the plastic ring cover over the U-shaped ring, as illustrated.

Next, thread the neck strap through the plastic ring cover and the U-shaped ring and pull it out, as illustrated. After adjusting the length of the neck strap, pass the leading end of the strap through the buckle, as illustrated, which will fix it securely. Facts about the Battery "There should be no slack in the strap between the buckle and the plastic ring cover, or in "A" section, which means that both straps must be of the same length at this point.

The batteries supply power for the various electronic control mechanisms and motor drive mechanisms incorporated in the Zenza Bronica SQ-Am. Be sure to use and store the battery correctly for obtaining optimum performance from it at all times.

Discard a battery with leakage or corrosion and thoroughly clean out the battery chamber, before inserting a new battery. Don't use sandpaper or emery cloth.

When replacing the batteries, replace all six batteries at the same time. Both have very good cold weather resistance. The use of the multiple exposure lever will, however, permit you to cock the shutter, in such instances.

This feature is, of course, very convenient for familiarizing yourself with the camera and for testing the shutter in flash photography. See "23 Multiple Exposures".

Insert new batteries or keep a spare on hand, for such occasions. Furthermore, keep such batteries in an inside pocket.


Do not place trimming masks or tapes on the bottom surface of the screen, as this will lead to inaccurate focusing. Don't touch the surface with your fingers or a cloth. Do not use silicon coated cloth for this purpose, as it will prove detrimental to the lens coating.

Don't touch the surface as you may leave fingerprints. Then, wipe it dry with a soft, dry cloth. If necessary, send it out for a quick inspection at an authorized repair station.

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Finally, store the equipment in a cool, dry and well-ventilated but not windy place. I n other words, when "cocked" the cocking pin of the lens will be set between the red band and green dot, while the cocking pin of the body mount will be set to the green colored dot. When not set in the above manner, the cocking pin of the detached lens also Automatic Extension Tube can be set by moving it manually to the green colored dot, while the cocking pin of the SQ-Am main body is set by depressing the drive button.

On the other hand, when using the hot shoe, cover the flash socket with its cover. The left-side shaft of the spool holder can be opened by push- ing the fresh film spool outward in the arrow-indicated "A" direction. Then, 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. After loading the fresh film spool properly, draw out the leading end of the film and turn it across the film pressure plate as illustrat- ed.

Run it down and turn it over to the take-up spool. Insert the lead- ing end into the slit of the take-up spool and wind slightly until securely engaged. Rotate the film back winding crank on the right side of the film insert in the direction indicated by the arrow, 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 insert, stop rotation. To open the back cover, squeeze the left and right back cover release buttons, in the arrow-indicated directions, at the same time and the back cover will open.

In the latter case, return the multi- ple exposure lever to an upright or vertical position. See Multiple Exposures. Close the back cover, by pressing it firmly against the base of the film back, as illustrated. The back cover will automatically close and lock.

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The same operation will close the back cover when the film back is detached from the main 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 is used for advancing the film, when the film back is detached from the main body for film loading. The manu- al film winder can continue to rotate, even when the film is set for the first exposure.

It should be rotated 2 or 3 times more, in order to take up any slack in the loaded film. The starting point, or arrow mark, of the unexposed film, can also be aligned with the start-mark, with the film insert loaded in the film back. Simply rotate the film-winding crank on the main camera body.To close the focusing hood, first, push down the magnifier if it is in viewing position.

This will, of course, be very convenient when using films of different sensitivities in the film backs. Then, move the screen removal levers on both sides in the arrow-indicated directions, as illustrated. Page 11 8. Film is not advanced.