Extremely satisfactory photography, with a compact design emphasizing great handling ease. Creative picture-taking can not take place, even when the powers of expression are rich if there are too many limitations placed on the photographer. In the case of the ETR-Si however, special importance has been placed on this point and there is a high degree of system flexibility. Not only has a compact and light-weight camera been developed, based on Bronicas exclusive lens shutter system, but Bronica has advanced the use of electronics in various sophisticated functions, resulting in enhanced precision. And, the pursuit of greater holding stability has also lead to an improvement in handling ease. Furthermore, the very flexible 'system' design of the ETR-Si, in which lenses, finders, film backs and focusing screens can be freely exchanged, as well as full range of valuable accessories makes it possible to customize the 'system' to match the users intention in picture-taking. These versatile functions in a very compact camera have been successful in greatly increasing the creative freedom in photography.
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lens shutter single lens reflex camera, w/interchangeable lens, film
back, finder and focusing screen systems.
42.5x55.1mm (side/length ratio of 1:1.29 closely matches standard paper
and reproduction sizes)
||120 roll film (15
exposures); 220 roll film (30 exposures); 135 cartridge-loaded film; and
Polaroid Land pack film. (Exclusive film backs for each film type.)
F/2.8 lens, interchangeable type; 6 elements in 5 groups; multi-layer
anti-reflection coated; 49.7? angle of view; F22 minimum aperture; 60cm
minimum focusing distance; and helical focusing.
for PE 40-250mm lenses, ?95mm for EII 500mm lens and PE 100-220mm lens,
122mm for PE 500mm lens, and 32.5mm for PE 30mm lens fisheye.
claw Bronica ETR bayonet mount.
instant reopening diaphragm action; equal-distance aperture scale
graduations; depth of field previewing.
control SEIKO #0 between-lens leaf shutter; shutter speeds 8 to 1/500
sec. plus B (bulbs) and T (time); intermediate settings not possible;
mechanical control setting of 1/500 sec.
crank; one complete forward revolution or ratcheted winding action.
|Mirror Lock Up
mirror lock-up lever.
multiple exposure lever; red warning sign in finder.
interchangeable type; exclusive film backs for 120, 220 and 135 roll
films and Polaroid Land pack film.
finder system; 94% of actual field of view (remains unchanged with
different finders); choice of five optional finders, or Waist-Level
Finder E, AE-III Prism Finder E, AE-II Finder E, Rotary Finder E and
Prism Finder E.
type; standard screen has matte spot.
||X-setting (up to
1/500 sec.); auto-flash control based on direct light measurements at
the film plane are possible with optional SCA System Adapter.
lights up within screen area when battery check button is depressed, if
there is sufficient power; also doubles as shutter closing signal.
silver oxide or alkaline-manganese battery; also powers AE-II Prism
Finder E and AE-III Prism Finder E, when attached.
||92(W) x 87(H) x
69(L)mm (ETRSi main body only), 92(W) x 107(H) x 165(L)mm (with standard
lens, Film Back Ei 120 and Waist-Level Finder E)
||480 grams (ETR-Si
main body only; without battery) 1,285 grams (with standard lens, Film
Back Ei 120 and Waist-Level Finder E; without battery.)