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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It opens and closes with a single action. The shutter will be released when the shutter release button or cable release is depressed. The body weighs g. There’s a quite a few conditions for the GS-1 to fire, it needs the back to be attached, dark slide removed, rewind crank turned, and a couple more.

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I did load film into the film backs. Attachment of Neck Strap A.

Even using manyal cable release doesn’t work. Got it, continue to print. Simply rotate the focusing ring and set the required distance opposite the orange-colored index, which will adjust the lens for the required distance. Unlike some other Bronicas the GS-1 never had backs for 35mm film, even though 24x69mm and 24x36mm backs were announced with the system.

Next, press in both side frames, as illustrated, and at the same time, press the front frame back toward the rear. Designing the ga-1 PG-lenses for the small shutter aperture, Bronica emphasized correction of aberrations, reducing vignetting and manula unified color balance for the whole series, with particular attention paid to distortion, aberrations, field curvature and chromatic aberration for the wide angle lenses. Construction of Film Back A.


Do not touch the surface as you may leave fingerprints.

Exchanging Lenses The lens cannot be attached or detached unless the shutter is cocked. I put the lever back verticle and wind on to the second frame. Follow instructions enclosed with the infrared film and filter, and to be on the ggs-1 side, make several bracketing shots. Fully automatic instant reopening lens diaphragm action; equal-distant aperture scale graduations; half-stops possible; depth of field previewing.

When I press the shutter button, nothing happens. First, return the mirror lock-up switch lever to N setting.

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The focusing hood of the waist-level finder is opened by pushing up on the focusing hood catch at the rear end of the folded waistlevel finder. The depth of field scale is next to the distance scales and is made up of identical pairs of apertures on both sides of the orange-colored distance index.

Always use flash cords with a standard PC type plug. The numbers on the shutter speed scale show the shutter speed that is set.

Zenza Bronica GS-1 Owner’s Manual

But now, the shutter is showing defects, and I really, really don’t understand how this could have happened. The lens shutter will close completely and the reflex mirror and film safety plate will swing up.


Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Broniva focusing hood will automatically be folded down. When detaching the flash cord, grip the plug firmly and pull it out straight, instead of using a twisting action.

Cover the lens and take one blank exposure, as follows: In the following cases, the shutter will not be released and the shutter release warning LED will light up, except in the first instance: Standard lens Zenzanon-PS 80mm F2.

Since correct AE operations will not be possible, in this case, exchange for fresh batteries.

In developing the camera, Bronica paid particular attention to implementing a LED display, using a Seiko 0 electronic shutter with digital control, an upgraded PG-series of lenses to overcome the small aperture of the 0 shutter, TTL-flash, multi-format backs and rejecting the use of a revolving back to reduce size and weight, and make it a mobile camera. Light up of the LED should be checked, especially when using slower shutter speeds.