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Another little known item on the Nikkor 75...
Old 08-19-2011   #41
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Another little known item on the Nikkor 75...

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A nice thing about the old focal plane Bronicas (S, S2, S2a, and through the EC series) is that the excellent Nikkor optics cannot, to my knowledge, be bodged onto modern digitals with any kind of adapter. Their lack of built-in helicals means you'd need some sort of whopping great adapter with a helical in it (unless you mount bellows, maybe?) that would be impractical, expensive, and heavy. Therefore in the lens market you're not up against hordes of DSLR and micro four thirds users (and concomitant inflated prices) the way you are with M42 lenses, old Leica glass, etc.
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Old 09-13-2011   #42
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I do not use my Bronica SQ-A enough!
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Old 09-20-2011   #43
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A few more the my Bronica SQ-A. Photos taken with the 80mm f2.8, 40mm f4 or 200mm f4.5.
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Old 09-20-2011   #44
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Three more. I need to develop two mores from the Bronica.
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Old 08-30-2013   #45
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I want revive this thread. I borrowed a Bronica ETR. I used the 35mm Wide film back. It was difficult to compose without the 35mm grid line focusing screen.

Photos taken with Fuji Neopan 400.













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Old 08-30-2013   #46
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Very nice picture, been using Bronica for a long time I didn't know there's the wide 35mm film back. Interesting results.
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Old 08-30-2013   #47
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ETRS - not sure which lens, but probably the 75mm

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Old 08-31-2013   #48
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Stunning, beautiful saturated color, rich black and white!
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Old 08-31-2013   #49
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Glad to see this revival! Will load my Etrsi with 160 + 250mm for harbor seals at the coast. (Going to to a heavy camera bag with 690, Auotcord, Autorex, & digitals. But at least the Cambo stays home.)

Many BROwnie CAmera shots posted to other threads (rf645, love of medium format).
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Old 08-31-2013   #51
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Old 08-31-2013   #52
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Old 08-31-2013   #53
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Old 08-31-2013   #54
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Rf645 from earlier summer upvalley:




Currently visiting upriver from this building on the Siuslaw River in Mapleton, Oregon.
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Old 08-31-2013   #55
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crappy scans from an ETRS


"I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom." Samuel Goldwyn by Katie Shearer, on Flickr


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Five more photos I took yesterday. I used Ilford HP4.










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@Katie: ^ Good choice of picture to make your first wet print from! ^

Meanwhile: I think I have not posted this one elsewhere in other threads, but if I have, please forgive the cross-posting. Nothing special but I do like the OOF background rendition by these old Nikkors. Not a hint of noisy bokeh, even in foliage (typically the hardest test for any lens).

Bronica S2, Nikkor 75/2.8, Portra, processed at local pro shop, Epson 4490 scan. This was probably at f/4 or thereabouts.
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Gawd, soooo many Great Shots with sooo many Bronica Cameras
don't know which one to look at...giving a Bronica a Thought
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Gawd, soooo many Great Shots with sooo many Bronica Cameras
don't know which one to look at...giving a Bronica a Thought
Helen, the old focal-plane ones (S2, S2A, EC, &c.) are beautiful and have nice glass but weigh a Tonne. If you mostly shoot small lightweight RFs you will not know what hit you! I can't speak to the RF645 as I've never had one, but it should be much more lithe.
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More from the Bronica ETR and 35mm W film back. I have a roll of Fuji Provia 100F in the 35mm back now. I am interested to see what the color will out like.











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More from the Bronica ETR and 35mm W film back.

Mike, I love ^this one^! You said in your earlier post that it was difficult to compose without the 35mm grid line focusing screen, but if this is how you frame things up while winging it without the proper tools, I'd sure like to see what you might compose with the grid lines. Conventional composition police would probably say this one, being dead centered, "lacks movement" or some such, but I think it works beautifully. And the curved bridge combined with its reflection in the water made me do a double-take on first glance at this photo, thinking "what? A fisheye lens?! Oh, wait..."

Have you tried printing any of these panos? I'm curious as to how large you could reasonably get away with.


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Bronica S + Nikkor P 75mm
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Lovely, Will.

Guess since nobody on RFF wanted my S2 fixer-upper body with a perfect Nikkor, I'll just have to send it to Frank Marshman myself and aspire to images like yours when it returns....
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I can vouch for the SQ-A; electronic shutter, works with all the later Ai accessories (and let me tell you, the Ai finder and film backs are a huge improvement). My only beef is that bulb exposures are a magnificent pain, but that's not unique to that model.


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All on SQ-A

150mm Tmax 100

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80mm expired 1997 Konica 160

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80mm with macro converter Delta 3200

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GET the 75 Nikkor....
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GET the 75 Nikkor....

Later Bronica's like the SQ- and SQB... (the SQ-B is a NON electronics SQ-A). It will not use the meters that are used on the A models. The SQ-B is less expensive, will use the standard prism and will use all the lenses for the SQ models and The GS model which is 6X7.

All the Bronica lenses after the S2A on the ETR, SQ A and B, and the GS-1 are shutter in lens and synch at all speeds. As I said the B is full manual operation only.

I carried a couple of S2A model shutter in body camera's for a long time. Great shooters. Stay away from the straight S2. It has a soft brass gear in the advance train that failed often. The S2A replaced that gear with steel. The S2 can be converted but not sure who still does that.

Final note, the 75mm Nikkor on the earlier models is reputed to be the sharpest of the lot, although the Zenza Bronica lenses are no slouch's.

I had the 75 Nikkor on my S2a's and it was the most used lens in my bag. I was told that the 75mm Nikkor was hard to find, because of it's high demand in the movie industry.

Both Bronicas, all my lenses and the bag they were in were stolen in 1995.
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Lovely, Will.

Guess since nobody on RFF wanted my S2 fixer-upper body with a perfect Nikkor, I'll just have to send it to Frank Marshman myself and aspire to images like yours when it returns....
Thanks, Robert.

The old Bronica S was my replacement for the Hasselblad kit I sold. I didn't expect to like the kit even more. I think they are worth the repair cost.
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This thread is full of gorgeous photos. Makes me want to find a Bronica!
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I call this: "The Face Hugger"
Ilford Delta 100 renders super lovely textures with the Nikkor P 75mm.
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Yes, you can use Fuji Instant in a Bronica.
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Yes, you can use Fuji Instant in a Bronica.

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Yes. Does anyone know if the Fuji products work in a Polaroid-Bronica back?
Yes. I've shot tons of Fuji Instant in my Bronica with a Polaroid back. You get a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 image on the 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 film, but it works just fine.
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This thread is full of gorgeous photos. Makes me want to find a Bronica!
The universe saw my comment and made me buy one.


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Taken with my ETRS and 75mm lens. It's heavy but the photos so far are lovely!
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Well congrats! I still have mine - this was souped up today (expired Tmax in ID-11)

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Bit of a guess here on lens.
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Bit of a guess here on lens.

Bronica glass ranks among the best. There are about 4 variant model numbers in the 645 mount, and I wouldn't hazard a guess on which this is, but feel strongly it is a 150mm lens.

I have used the Bronica SLR 645 ETR up to ETRSi, primarily because I don't like to shoot square and the 645 format behind Bronica glass is nearly as good as I would expect from an SQ or a GS1 (6x7) and delivers 16 shot per roll on 120.

The AEIII metered prism is also very accurate.

The ETRSi is the last 645 model in these SLR bodies and has the max amount of feature built into the line, including Mirror Lock Up.
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