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    Tubes like this
    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/330756386603

    I own a body cap ... they exist.

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    Ah the screw caps... yes, a company in hk was making 57mm x 1 screw caps.

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    A bit more

    Hello again!

    After shooting some frames, two rolls actually, finder coverage started to concern me. I tried to find information, but seems there is nothing. Does any member knows what is the percentage the finder covers?

    I read some good reviews from people using a Kiev 88 screen on their Bronica. Has anyone tried that? Are there any focus problems?

    Thank you again, your replies have helped me a lot.

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    Re: attaching other lenses, here's an adapter that permits you use M42 whatever on your Bronica. The only downside is that going to M42 means you're not going to be able to use the full 57mm of the lens mount. But there's a lot you can with an M42 mount...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bronica-S2-c...item45f9e14564

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    Hello George,

    Your post shows you know a lot about Bronicas! I have an S2 with 3 really good lenses. I'm wondering if the S2 focussing ring assembly that accepts the lenses themselves will fit onto a Bronica SQ or ETR body. Thanks! Geoff Ferguson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Ferguson View Post
    Hello George,

    Your post shows you know a lot about Bronicas! I have an S2 with 3 really good lenses. I'm wondering if the S2 focussing ring assembly that accepts the lenses themselves will fit onto a Bronica SQ or ETR body. Thanks! Geoff Ferguson
    No. There is no commonality between the leaf shutter models and the focal-plane shutter models.

    And welcome, Geoff.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Ferguson View Post
    Hello George,

    Your post shows you know a lot about Bronicas! I have an S2 with 3 really good lenses. I'm wondering if the S2 focussing ring assembly that accepts the lenses themselves will fit onto a Bronica SQ or ETR body. Thanks! Geoff Ferguson
    I'm not George but to answer your question, no. You cannot use the helical focusing ring from an early Bronica on an SQ or ETR series camera. There was a leaf shutter lens made for the early Bronica's but the rest of the lenses relied upon the focal plane shutter in the cameras. The SQ and ETR series cameras used leaf shutter lenses and did not have focal plane shutters.

    I read once where a fellow owned both an early Bronica and an SQ series camera because he liked the "look" of both lines of lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Ferguson View Post
    Hello George,

    Your post shows you know a lot about Bronicas! I have an S2 with 3 really good lenses. I'm wondering if the S2 focussing ring assembly that accepts the lenses themselves will fit onto a Bronica SQ or ETR body. Thanks! Geoff Ferguson
    I don't know that much, most of what I know comes from replies of more experienced members here.

    As others already answered your question, you can not attach S2 lenses on a SQ or on an ETR. But you can still enjoy you S2 and its great lenses. Just be careful when winding, as gears are not as strong as on a S2A.

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    Back with some more questions

    Hello again. I've been playing with my camera and I think I'm in love.

    I recently purchased a Nikkor-O 50mm 2.8. Has a fungus spot inside but does not seem to affect any images. So I am happy with it, considering I bought it for 15 dollars only.

    I have been thinking about other lenses on my Bronica. Tried enlarging lenses, my Rodagon 80mm and my Componon 105mm. I placed them in front of the helicoid on the enlarger's lensboard. I haven't actually shot any picture on film, as I feared that my hand would not be stable to hold the lens.
    Member Trask mentioned an adapter to M42, but it's quite expensive. So I came up with an idea. Could it be possible to use multiple step-up and step-down ring filters to get to M42 or even M39. The total cost of a series of these rings would be about 6-7 dollars, significantly less that one adapter. But the main question is one. Will the filter rings screw on the M57 mount of the helicoid? That means, is it possible for a 42mm filter to fit on a M42 mount? (or equally a 39mm to M39) Any member that has a M42 camera-lens or M39 camera-lens with 42mm and 39mm filter can try it and write here if it is possible.

    Also, I though that if such a "modification" is possible, then why not, a large format lens to be used. Combining it the the leaf shutter of those lenses, it would be a very interesting experiment. What would be your thoughts on that?

    p.s. Do you have any idea judging if the fungus inside my Nikkor is affecting image quality? I mean in regular shooting conditions I can not tell that there is a spot of fungus. But is that enough?

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    I owned an S2a for decades and got some excellent images from it. Lenses are reasonable, in fact, downright cheap. And yes, the ground glass is dark. You can consider having Koh's camera install a more recent, brighter screen. As to the mirror slap, I always used the S2a on a tripod.

    I think probably worse than the mirror slap when these focal plane cameras are used off a tripod is the 1/40th second flash sync. That means it takes that amount of time for the slit to pass the length of the 2 1/4" format. As I say, I always used it on a tripod for images that didn't include movement.

    A warning on film backs, there are two types. The earlier ones had a black cloth that was pulled along with the darkslide when it was inserted and removed. The cloth is a light shield. Avoid these backs, because the cloth can get stuck half way when photographing and cover half the negative. The darkslides on later backs were light tight enough that the cloth wasn't needed. You can tell the earlier ones, if you see a photo of the underside. There's a black clip that fits over the end of the darkslide, and it can be seen even when the darkslide is fully inserted. One indicator is to get only those backs that are good for 220 and 120. Even those can have a black cloth, but not as many. Or if on EBay, you can ask.

    There are still accessories and lenses available. I always searched "Bronica" in the search field at the top of EBay. You have to sift through all the later Bronica stuff.

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