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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    This is another attraction of the S-series and EC-series Bronicas--the lenses can protrude into the mirror box, because of the falling mirror design on the S-series and the split mirror on the EC-series. That's why the 40mm is such an outstanding lens. It's still a retrofocus, but not as much of a retrofocus as the comparable Distagon.
    True...I should have said "assuming the lens doesn't have to go in so far that it hits the mirror." Even the 75mm extends into the body pretty well.
    Film is cheap. Opportunities are priceless.

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    Thanks for all your comments. I have been friends with this person for 30 yrs and so after reading all the replys, as a friend I will offer him 100-150 for it. He really doesn't need the money but I value his friendship. We are both drummers and I gave him a electronic drum kit to practice in his apartment. So now in addition to the Mamiyas, I will also have a Bronica. Glad I train daily...I love the medium formats!!!!

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    Heavy. Loud. Wonderful lenses, wonderful body, tricky to repair. No way am I selling mine. My one complaint is that my 135/3.5 flares like crazy shooting near the sun. $50 is, as mentioned above, a steal.

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    I just bought a "like new" S2A a couple of weeks ago. It took a bit of time to realize that the film advance process does not stop until the wind mechanism has made a rather strange crunching noise. After shooting with 35mm the shutter mechanism on this unit sounds like a small gunshot...Mine came complete with Bronica 80mm lens.

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    Yes, that final lurch scares everyone the first time until you realize it's normal.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Anyone who has one of the S series Bronica cameras (S, S2, S2A, EC, EC-TL, C) PM David Goldfarb here on Apug because he is setting up a deal with SK Grimes to have adaptors made so we can easily homebrew our own lenses--one of the benefits of this system
    See his post here:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17474
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    bought mine on ebay, but found that the lens slightly rotated a bit when the shutter is fired, sent it out to Frank Marshman who I was told was the go to guy for the s2a...Frank did a CLA, and replaced some foam. Lens still rotates when the shutter is fired though...anyone have this happen to their s2a?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsalomon
    bought mine on ebay, but found that the lens slightly rotated a bit when the shutter is fired, sent it out to Frank Marshman who I was told was the go to guy for the s2a...Frank did a CLA, and replaced some foam. Lens still rotates when the shutter is fired though...anyone have this happen to their s2a?
    Did you mention this problem to Frank when you sent him the camera? If so, I would send it back.
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    I've heard of that happening. Frank is good about taking a second look, if you think he missed something. It might be that the helical is just worn, but he may be able to do something to tighten it up.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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