I recently acquired a Bronica S in pretty good shape. I'm not sure it has been used much; it winds properly, so after 52 years or so, the gears still seem to be OK.

Apart from the fact that some of the really slow shutter speeds sometimes stall (a problem getting better with use), the main issue I have with the camera is that it won't work with a flash. I put the shutter at "X", push the shutter with the flash plugged in, and -- nothing. No flash.

I suppose it could be anything - broken internal wire, dirty contacts etc. I just wondered if There were any common flash related issues with this model.

The camera really is quite the beast, and I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin. I am sure it was quite the bees knees in its day. Tripping the shutter is rather amusing though; it's pretty loud and I am sure would be banned from many a church wedding nowadays.