Bronica SQ Ai camera body film back release button not working

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by David, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. David

    David Member

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    The small buttom that releases the film back has come out on the camera body. It appears to screw back in a bit but will not then press inward far enough to release the back. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DWThomas

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    Is the dark slide in? There is an interlock via a tab on the bottom of the dark slide that prevents removing the back without the dark slide in place.
     
  3. David

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    Yes, the dark slide is in. I also was able to defeat the dark slide interlock with a small jeweller's screwdriver but the back is still afixed to the camera.
     
  4. jime11

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    There is an interlock for the back removal button. If you have a spare back look at the protrusion by the lower locking catch. I believe that you can remove the lower part of the back (the hinge & back cover will come off. There are 2 small screws holding it on. You should then be able to press the pin in the body & unlock the back.

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    It looks like it would work.