Used Bronica SQ-Ai Medium Format Camera, Prism Finder & 80mm Lens*

Please note that this is not supplied a film Back

  • Condition: Excellent ++
  • Location: Chelmsford
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  • New Or Secondhand: Secondhand
  • Fitting: Bronica S
  • Sensor Size: Medium Format (Film)
  • Secondhand Location: Chelmsford
  • Condition: Excellent ++

Product code: B002011316

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What is the condition like of this used item?

The condition of this item has been described as:

EXCELLENT++

  • Slight signs of use
  • Full working order
  • No obvious cosmetic marks
  • No dust or fungus
  • Film cameras - Light meter checked and operational
  • Film cameras - Light traps checked and passed test
  • Film cameras - Wind on mechanisms tested and operational
  • Film cameras - Shutter speeds fully operational
  • Film cameras - New batteries fitted
  • Please note that this is supplied without a Back

The Bronica SQ series is a line of 6x6 medium format SLR camera system introduced in 1980. Production of the last Bronica SQ-Ai model (including lenses and accessories) finished at the end of September 2003.

The Bronica SQ is a 6x6 medium format SLR camera that replaced the Bronica EC as their 6x6 format camera from August 1980[2]. The SQ is often said to mean square.

Similar to the 6x4.5 based ETR series that came before it, the SQ uses a leaf shutter based lens design. They are not compatible with the older series of focal plane shutter cameras.

The lens system has a Seiko manufactured electronic shutter with speed of 8 sec. to 1/500 sec. plus T with the focusing helicode built-in to each lens. The sync connector is located on the front of the camera by the lens mount. Since it's a leaf shutter based camera system, flash sync is available at all speeds.

In 1982 the SQ-A was released with mirror lockup and a new view finder system now supporting auto exposure.

The SQ-Ai was a slightly updated SQ-A, announced at the 1990 Photokina, with availability in the US from early 1991[3]. The camera has the ability to use a motor drive. The drive is specifically for the Ai and does not function properly with other SQ models. Also, OTF metering is possible. TTL automatic flash requires the use of the SCA connector located on the shutter side of the body for attachment to a SCA flash adapters.

When multiple exposure mode is enabled, the right of the viewfinder now displays a square indicator. A longer shutter speed of 16 seconds is added to the body, along with a traditional bulb mode shutter setting instead of just T, but it drains battery power while in use. The 16 second and bulb modes does not work with the ME or MF finders.


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Used Bronica SQ-Ai Medium Format Camera, Prism Finder & 80mm Lens*

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