Zenza Bronica S2! With a 200mm f:4 lens!
The Bronica S2 is a 6×6 focal plane SLR released by Bronica in 1965, is the successor of the Bronica S. From 1972 it was overshadowed by the Bronica EC, but improved revisions of the S2 continued to be marketed for a number of years before being officially discontinued in 1977.
The S2 included a number of minor changes from the S, but the main improvement was the switch to a removable helical focusing mount. This mount could focus lenses with focal lengths from 40mm to 200mm; longer lenses have their own helicoids (either separate or integrated) and can be mounted to the bayonet. The bellows accessory also uses the bayonet to mount onto the body. Mirror lock down feature is no longer available. The film back has also been improved; now with the capability to accept 220 roll film, the choice of 120 or 220 is selectable with a small dial on the film back.
The S2 uses a vertical-travelling cloth focal plane shutter. Shutter speeds are available from 1 to 1/1000s and B. Flash sync uses X and FP on an automatic PC terminal at a 1/40s sync speed. The shutter must be cocked before each shot by cranking the film winding lever. Many who used the system for the first time are often a bit too careful when using the film advance knob. One needs to advance the knob typically 3 to 4 complete rotations or multiple smaller rotations until it feels like it stops then rotate a bit more until you hear the shutter cock. This sounds is often very unnatural and feels like something broke.
~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!
Overall condition - Great condition, minor wear - 8.5/10
Example photos can be found here.
Manual can be found here.
This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.
- We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.