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Bronica Zenza EC shutter not firing

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Hello,

So I got a Bronica Zenza EC on ebay and since its arrival, I'm having an issue with the shutter. I got a 4SR44 battery and put it in, yet the shutter still doesn't want to go off. I push on the shutter button and it just goes all the way down with no shutter release. If anyone could help, let me know!

-Andrew Mareschal
 

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Have you taken out the dark slide? It's a safety feature, it won't fire if you leave it in

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I took out the dark slide but the shutter does not release. The shutter button goes all the way down, btw.
 

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1) Check the battery voltage;
2) check the contacts;
3) is the meter working? If so, the camera is getting power.

You are dealing with 50 year old electronics. Most of my electronically controlled cameras of that era are working, but a few have died from component failure, such as capacitors going bad. Easier to fix an all-mechanical camera.
 

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Hello,

So I got a Bronica Zenza EC on ebay and since its arrival, I'm having an issue with the shutter. I got a 4SR44 battery and put it in, yet the shutter still doesn't want to go off. I push on the shutter button and it just goes all the way down with no shutter release. If anyone could help, let me know!

-Andrew Mareschal
I have a BRONICA S2A. The shutter will not cock or fire with no film loaded, perhaps that is the case with EC
 

anthony marsh

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Hello,

So I got a Bronica Zenza EC on ebay and since its arrival, I'm having an issue with the shutter. I got a 4SR44 battery and put it in, yet the shutter still doesn't want to go off. I push on the shutter button and it just goes all the way down with no shutter release. If anyone could help, let me know!

-Andrew Mareschal
Go to butkus.org. You can download a printable manual for free. He does ask for a small contribution, about $3.00 U.S.
 
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