Help with Bronica GS-1

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Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by alexvaras » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:06 am

Hi all,

As the topic says I need help with that camera, I have the 100mm lens and the right hand grip, Imlike the camera, how it feels, etc... but so far I haven't found my 'touch' with it.
First time I used this camera was one year ago with the 65mm lens and the photo of the snail was the only one decent, now I have tried with the 100mm and from two rolls I got nothing good, photos seem flat to me and I'm starting to think this camera is not for me.

Any advice I can get from you when/if something similar happened to you and cameras you have/had?

Thank you in advance,
Alex

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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by titrisol » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:23 am

Can't help you, but years ago I played with the Bronica 6x4.5 camera with the nomal lens (75mm I think) for a few days
This was the early 90s, and I can;t rememeber the exact model

The camera was quirky and solid, the lens was good and everything worked fine, I mated it with Agfa APX100 and got good results

At the end I didn;t buy it, its ergonocmics were not for me; I got an appreciation of those cameras later in life :)
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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by Julio1fer » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:04 pm

If picture sharpness is good, "flatness" could be a development issue. I have never used a 120 SLR, let alone a Bronica, so I do not have direct experience, but they are supposed to be pro cameras.

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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by alexvaras » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:17 pm

Santiago, handling with this is fine, it feels good and solid.
Julio, maybe flatness is the wrong description, it just I didn’t like any of the photos, no inspiration, maybe it was me.
One solution can be let the camera rest and take it when I feel ready for it.

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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by titrisol » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:28 pm

Who is Santiago?
LoL
alexvaras wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Santiago, handling with this is fine, it feels good and solid.
Julio, maybe flatness is the wrong description, it just I didn’t like any of the photos, no inspiration, maybe it was me.
One solution can be let the camera rest and take it when I feel ready for it.
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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by alexvaras » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:58 pm

My bad, apologies, Pablo, aging not good :(

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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by GrahamS » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:07 am

Alex, some cameras suit us, some don't. Obviously this one just doesn't suit you.
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Re: Help with Bronica GS-1

Post by alexvaras » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:30 am

Probably not, Graham, I saw the kind of photography the seller of this camera was doing and the photography the buyer who took the camera this morning.
All colorful and kind o’fashion photography that I don’t practice and not interested at the moment.
New times will come and who knows what will bring.
Thank you for your insights.

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