Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,300   Posts: 1,535,958   Online: 1039
      
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1

    Bronica S2a w/50mm F3.5 Nikkor-H Lens Question

    Hi,

    I'm new to APUG and I'm hoping that someone here can answer my question. I recently purchased a Bronica S2a from KEH and a 50mm Nikkor-H F3.5 lens for it from eBay. What I'm concerned about is the lens. It looks optically fine and mechanically sound from a glance. However, I don't see any aperture blades when I look in the lens. Is this normal? The aperture dial on the lens turns fine and makes the expected "click" sound on each setting. When I see other pictures of the same 50mm lens, they look just like this one, no blades. I'm 100% new to Bronica's, never owned or operated one in my life. I have and work with Hasselblad, Rollei 6008i, & Mamiya cameras and am quite used to them. I'm just questioning the lens because I had some iffy communication from the seller of the lens on eBay and want to make sure I haven't just bought a paper weight. Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on this.

    Mike

  2. #2
    AFenvy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    New Mexico
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    25
    Images
    4
    Not all lenses automatically stop down while not mounted on a camera. There should be a lever on the rear of the lens that will "stop-down" the lens.

  3. #3
    Trond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Harestua, Norway
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    659
    Images
    74
    It's normal that you don't see the aperture blades when moving the aperture ring. The camera stops down the lens automatically.

    To check that the aperture works as it should: With the lens off the camera, push the little lever at the back of the lens to see if the aperture moves. Or you can have the lens on the camera and check this with with the stop down button on the camera.

    I also recommend that you read the manual: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/bronica...bronica_s2.htm

    Good luck with your new camera and lens! I use my S2A a lot, and am very happy with it. The lenses are generally very good, both the Nikkors and the Zenzanons.

    Trond



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin