Question about Bronica back inserts

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Tony-S, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Tony-S

    Tony-S Member

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    Does anyone know if the inserts for the Bronica backs, in particular the GS-1 backs, are interchangeable? I have a 6x7 back with a 120 insert and have located a 220 insert for only $25. Will this 220 insert fit the back and if so would it convert it into a 220 back?

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  2. glbeas

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    If it's like the SQ backs yes. The 220 back differ only in the counter and pressure plate and fit the same back as the 120 insert.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Do you mean "insert" instead of "back"? If I were to put a 220 insert in a 120 back, the counter would still go to 20 (for GS-1)?
     
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    It should as the counter is integral to the insert.
     
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    Yes, it will fit, will work properly, and will make it a 220 back.
     
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    That's great news - thanks to both of you for the replies.