Bronica SQ-Ai Docs
Does anyone have a Bronica SQ-Ai manual they would be willing to email or fax? Just picked the kit up on *Bay and have the basic functions down but would like to look at the manual in case I am missing something.
I have an SQAi body manual, it's about 50 pages worth. It may take a while on the scanner but I could send you pertinant sections you might need fairly quickly. Anything in particular you are looking for?
I could really use the troubleshooting section. My problem is that the shutter only fires when the mirror is flipped up or when the multi-exposure lever is pushed forward. There was one roll where the shutter fired without flipping the mirror lever, but I don't know how that happened. All the other rolls have required me to flip the mirror-up lever to fire the shutter.
When I look into the finder the right-hand LED lights up when the shutter button is pressed half way. It also blinks once when the exposure is over (which shows up best on 1/2 second exposures or longer...)
I put what I assume to be fresh batteries in the camera and the one LED works. I read that the button just behind the shutter speed button was supposed to be a battery check - when I press it nothing happens. I don't think it is bad batteries as the timed exposures all seem correct, even up to 16 seconds after flipping the shutter up.
Sounds like you have some problems with the body or the film back not interlocking properly. What you describe sounds like what it does with no film in the camera or if the dark slide is left in.
BTW What finder do you have? Mine has the WLF and the AEII prism.
I've linked a scan of the relevant page on this, theres no troubleshooting section in the manual.