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Bronica Bits

Postby scott » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:52 pm

Hi all -

Have a trip coming up and decided to bring the Bronica. Started trolling for a second back, something I've been doing off and on for years. They seem to have accelerated in price lately, like most everything on the used market. Not sure who's buying at those prices... Anyway, while searching found a used 120 back from a reputable seller for a fraction of the price they seem to be going for. Took a chance. Seems fine, not beaten up, appears to work. Loaded up now to see how the seals are, but I already confirmed with John Goodman that he can still supply a kit for it. I never changed the seals on my original back a few years ago, so I'm hopeful.

Then, while looking for backs, found a 110/4 macro that I've been trolling for for a few years. Contacted the seller. It's well used so the price was good. Aperture ring is a little stiff, but works. Got it with caps, a bag, and a hood.

The whole kit, as it now stands - SQ-A, 80/2.8 S, 50/3.5 S, 110/4 PS Macro:

ImageBronica Bits by Scott, on Flickr

I'm hoping to burn this roll of film today and see how the back and lens fare. Gotta love GAS.

Scott
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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby scott » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:54 pm

Dammit - battery's dead. New one on order (nothing like it at CVS). Drat.
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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby Julio1fer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:38 pm

Now that's a set!

Hope that you get good results, and please let us know how it went.
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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby PFMcFarland » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 pm

A fine looking bit of gear there, Scott. And if they had those batteries at CVS, you'd pay triple what they go for anywhere else. Have a great trip!

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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby alexvaras » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:21 pm

Enjoy the trip and tell us how it went pls :)
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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby scott » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:07 am

Thanks guys. More details about the trip forthcoming.

First roll through the new back was a success, but was also in a darkened room. I ran a quick roll through in the sun yesterday, got a lot of this:
ImageLight leak... by Scott, on Flickr

So I got a hold of Jon Goodman and new seals for the back will be forthcoming tomorrow. I figured while I'm at it I ought to replace the seals in my "good" back, which is also old and used. Cheap insurance policy. The lens, clearly, is a stunner. Very happy overall.

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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby Bennybee » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi Scott, last time I contacted Jon Goodman he couldn't send me the required foam seals because after the tsunami flood in Japan, his supplier had switched to plastics and didn't make the foam anymore. Does he have new supplies meanwhile?
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Re: Bronica Bits

Postby scott » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:23 pm

I’m not sure. He told me he could supply the kits, and I said go.
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