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Old October 16th 05, 04:09 AM
Loren Sauer
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I received a Bronica ETRS, and the lens, shutter speed, aperture, mirror
release seem okay. I discovered after I bought it that the only thing
electronic is the leaf shutter stopping down. The attached prism has no
electronics. I think it is called the Prism E. (Foolish me; I thought E was
for electronic.) And there is no setting for film speed and no metering.

I am strictly limited to manual exposure photography, correct?

And I found that I could not remove the prism. The little release button on
the side depresses somewhat, but the prism will absolutely refuse to slide.
Any tips on that?

Loren

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Old October 16th 05, 01:08 PM
Nick Zentena
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Loren Sauer wrote:
I received a Bronica ETRS, and the lens, shutter speed, aperture, mirror
release seem okay. I discovered after I bought it that the only thing
electronic is the leaf shutter stopping down. The attached prism has no
electronics. I think it is called the Prism E. (Foolish me; I thought E was
for electronic.) And there is no setting for film speed and no metering.

I am strictly limited to manual exposure photography, correct?


Unless you spring for one of the metering prisms. Plus if you pick up a
ETRSI body you'll add TTL flash with the right flash setup.


And I found that I could not remove the prism. The little release button on
the side depresses somewhat, but the prism will absolutely refuse to slide.
Any tips on that?



No it should be fairly easy. Push button and off it comes.

Nick

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Old October 16th 05, 06:54 PM
Loren Sauer
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Default Bronica ETRS prism removal and metering

Loren Sauer wrote:
I received a Bronica ETRS, and the lens, shutter speed, aperture, mirror
release seem okay. I discovered after I bought it that the only thing
electronic is the leaf shutter stopping down. The attached prism has no
electronics. I think it is called the Prism E. (Foolish me; I thought E
was
for electronic.) And there is no setting for film speed and no metering.

I am strictly limited to manual exposure photography, correct?



Unless you spring for one of the metering prisms. Plus if you pick up a
ETRSI body you'll add TTL flash with the right flash setup.


And I found that I could not remove the prism. The little release button
on
the side depresses somewhat, but the prism will absolutely refuse to slide.

Any tips on that?


No it should be fairly easy. Push button and off it comes.

Nick



Bummer. The prism has a tiny bit of play, but with or without pressing the
release button, it won't slide at all. Thanks. Well, I'll see what kind of
pictures I can get and live with it. It didn't cost too much for a 645 SLR.

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Old October 16th 05, 09:35 PM
Nick Zentena
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Default Bronica ETRS prism removal and metering

Loren Sauer wrote:



Bummer. The prism has a tiny bit of play, but with or without pressing the
release button, it won't slide at all. Thanks. Well, I'll see what kind of
pictures I can get and live with it. It didn't cost too much for a 645 SLR.


The whole ETR line must be the best value right now. Plus you can always
replace the body and finder if you want. IIRC Keh was selling ETRSI in
bargain grade for just over $100. Just stick your lens and back on it.

Nick

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Old October 17th 05, 03:47 AM
Loren Sauer
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Default Bronica ETRS prism removal and metering

On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 15:35:09 -0500, Nick Zentena wrote
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Loren Sauer wrote:



Bummer. The prism has a tiny bit of play, but with or without pressing the
release button, it won't slide at all. Thanks. Well, I'll see what kind
of
pictures I can get and live with it. It didn't cost too much for a 645 SLR.


The whole ETR line must be the best value right now. Plus you can always
replace the body and finder if you want. IIRC Keh was selling ETRSI in
bargain grade for just over $100. Just stick your lens and back on it.

Nick




Hmmm, something to think about. I paid $175 plus $15 ship for this ETRS,
lens, and non-metering prism.

Loren

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Old October 17th 05, 12:42 PM
Nick Zentena
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Default Bronica ETRS prism removal and metering

Loren Sauer wrote:



Hmmm, something to think about. I paid $175 plus $15 ship for this ETRS,
lens, and non-metering prism.



Ya prices are good now. Run some film. If you like it then piecing
together a more complete system is a lot less painfull then it used to be.

Nick

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Old October 19th 05, 03:33 AM
gtavant
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Default Bronica ETRS prism removal and metering

Loren Sauer wrote:
I received a Bronica ETRS, and the lens, shutter speed, aperture, mirror
release seem okay. I discovered after I bought it that the only thing
electronic is the leaf shutter stopping down. The attached prism has no
electronics. I think it is called the Prism E. (Foolish me; I thought E was
for electronic.) And there is no setting for film speed and no metering.

I am strictly limited to manual exposure photography, correct?

And I found that I could not remove the prism. The little release button on
the side depresses somewhat, but the prism will absolutely refuse to slide.
Any tips on that?

Loren

The prisms that have the meters in them are the AEII prism and the AEIII
prism. Without either of these prisms you have to use a hand held
meter or meter with another camera. ie 35mm camera.

I believe the button to remove the prism is on top, you hold the button
down and slide the prism to the rear of the camera. I tried to see if
tamron had a manual on their site but could not find it. You might want
to call or email Tamron or check Ebay for a manual on that camera.

I used to own an ETRS and an ETRSi both of them are great cameras

 




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