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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Open the back cover when winding action becomes very light. The letter “S”, and numbers “12” and “24” are orange-colored while broonica other numbers are white.

Take the batteries out of the battery chamber when storing the camera. Then, using a pincer or similar tool, lift up the screen with the protrusion at the rear end. Battery Checking If a red-colored battery check LED lights up outside the focusing screen area in the central front part of the finderwhen the battery check button is pressed, the batteries are loaded properly and there is sufficient power for operations.

The choice of a 0 shutter was then made even if it restricted the possibility of large aperture lenses, especially of longer focal lengths. Rotate the manual film winder on top of the film holder in the arrow-indicated direction and wind up the film leader.

The film back frame completely encloses the film insert and shields it from outside light, as well as connecting it to the camera main body and also coupling with any finder having a built-in exposure bronicq. This will help you keep track of the film loaded in the film back, even when two or more film backs are used with different types of films. Always protect the lens maanual its cover, when carrying the camera.


Wrobel Photographic Arts a pencil eraser can also be used to remove some of the oxidation off of contacts. First, return the mirror lock-up switch lever to N setting. Pull the release lever on the base of the film-winding crank assem This method is preferred since there will be coupling with the main camera body mechanism, from the beginning. Don’t forget that every time you put ggs-1 new back, gd-1 need to turn the rewind crank to some extent before you’re able to shoot.

Then, gently lower the finder and, when well seated, slide forward until it locks. Time T Exposures Time exposures are made with the time exposure lever on the lens, regardless of the setting on the shutter speed scale. In this case, flash-ready and vs-1 auto-check are indicated in the finder with an illuminated green-colored LED. Altough it’s still hard to believe, as the blades seem really clean.

Choice of films widened with the use of 35mm films.


Insert the leading end into the slit of the take-up spool and wind slightly until securely engaged. The shutter release button may be depressed accidentally while the main camera body is being carried in a bag, which could lead to discharge of battery power.

Depress the film back release button and the lower end of the film back can be removed, as illustrated. A film speed dial is available on the film backs and can be used for setting the film speed of the film loaded in the film back, which will, furthermore, automatically couple when any finder with a built-in exposure meter is attached to the camera bronida body.


Therefore, shooting with the mirror locked up will be possible any number of times. I do have a metered prism and when I press the shutter button half way, it gives me a reading. To set the required compensation, slide the exposure compensation dial lock button, in the gronica direction, then rotate the exposure compensation dial, as required.

Zenza Bronica GS-1 Owner’s Manual

The waist-level finder can be interchanged with other optional finders, to match shooting conditions to photographic conditions. I assume you did, since you can wind to the first frame Film Advance and Shutter Cocking Rotating the film-winding crank completely one time in the forward direction will advance the film and, at the same time, cock the shutter, with the winding action stopping automatically.

Shows a bright laterally correct upright image at eye level, while pressing the shutter release button half-way can also check shutter speed.

Also, has hot shoe for using cordless electronic flash units. To close the focusing hood, first, push down the magnifier if it is in viewing position.

When the starting point, or arrow-mark appears, align it with the triangular start-mark on the right-top side of the film holder.

Very friendly guy and it only took only 2 weeks from the time I shipped it to the time I got it back. Care of the SQ-Ai Protect your camera from temperature changes, which can result in moisture condensation, frost, etc.