I love my Bronica but I'm hopefully not going to have to put it to retirement after this O_o.
So I was firing away with my Bronica ETRS all day with no problems until about later this evening when I noticed that the mirror was going but the leaf shutter wasn't. I knew this because the red light didn't click on.
I pressed the battery test button and it seemed to work fine (a red light came on). Took a couple more shots and no avail - the mirror was flipping fine but the shutter was not going (didn't hear it click and no red light).
I took off the lens and dry fired at 1/500th of a second to see if anything was up. Well, the mirror goes to about 7/8 of the way and then slows up. I notice also that the lens contacts don't fully "click" into place unless I help it. Then there's the recognizable "click". Ah.
Anyways, I suspect this may be a dead battery but I thought the ETRS had emergency 1/500th shutter speed? If so, shouldn't the mirror be going up and the lens contacts rotating with no problem regardless of battery power?