Question about Bronica SQ-A Medium Format Camera
So my Bronica SQ A has been working totally fine until just yesterday.
I was switching up lenses and now my shutter release won't cock. I crank it to frame 1 and the shutter release can be pushed in freely with my resistance... it doesn't fire the camera at all.
I tried a different back, and even loading a new roll of film and nothing seems to help.
If anyone has had this problem, please let me know how to fix it!
Try removing and re-attaching the lens. IIRC, the actual shutter mechanism is part of the lens assembly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bronica SQ-Ai shutter problem
There could be a number of issues with this problem. Make sure the contacts at the rear of the lens and those on the body that connect with those on the lens are clean and straight. If so, the problem may be in the shutter within the lens. There is a magnet inside the shutter that sometimes becomes contaminated and fails to hold the shutter blades open for the selected shutter speed. The face of the magnet may need to be cleaned. There are also timing switches that sometimes go bad or need adjusting. These internal problems need to be taken care of by a competent technician since the lens needs to be completely disassembled. I have also seen these shutters go bad and need to be replaced. Let's hope that's not the problem because it will be difficult to get a new shutter for the lens--but not imposible. God luck.
Posted on May 01, 2007
SOURCE: Orange Warning Light
I recently had a similar problem and found the answer to be the shutter release on the lens itself.
When the using the shutter release, (mirror up feature), on the lens the shutter release, screw in portion, in the lens will actually will pop out to accomidate for the cable release.
There will be a small red circle around the base of the area where the cable release would screw into.
Try pushing that back in. Worked for me.
Posted on Nov 10, 2007
SOURCE: Shutter will not cock
I have researched your problem. I have located the online version of your camera and attached the link here:
It seems like the following cause might fit your symptom:
Is it possible that the small lever on the side might be set to multiple exposures. (See number 22 on the online manual that I sent the link for!)
Good Luck! and let us know how this works.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
It sounds like there is a problem with the frame counter in the film back itself. Try operating the camera with the back removed and on multi-exp to check the shutter functions.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Since the problem occurs with several lenses it is not a shutter problem. Taking a picture, the shutter closes, the mirror comes up, the shutter reopens and closes. Signals from the body cause these actions. It is probably a bad connection or broken wire in the body.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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