Zenza Bronica ETRC is a 4.5 x 6 SLR, manufactured by Zenza Bronica Industries Inc., Tokyo, Japan.
The ETRC was introduced in October 1977.
Being a medium format, Hasselblad lookalike camera, it's often referred to as the 'poorman's Hasselblad'. The original ETR was introduced in 1976 and had a waist level finder. The camera is modular built; lenses, viewfinders, film-backs, everything is replaceable.
The viewfinder on the ETR was a waist level finder. With the introduction of the ETRC (which was more or less the exact same camera) it was possible to use prism finders like the AE-II.
Some features of the Bronica ETRC:
- Shutter: Seiko electronically controlled leaf shutter on the lens, speeds: 8-1/500; Mechanical control: speed 1/500, without battery
- Mirror: not instant return, cocking the camera is necessary for the mirror return
- Flash PC socket: on the upper left front of the camera, w/a cap, sync. for X all speeds
- Speed-grip shutter release connection, Motor drive contacts, flash synch contact sockets on the special part of the bottom plate; Tripod socket: 1/4 inch; Strap knobs
- Body: metallic, Weight: 943g
- Battery: 6v silver oxide or Alkaline 4LR44
- Zenzanon MC 75mm f/2.8 with Seiko central leaf shutter, eletronically controlled by the body, 5 elements in 4 groups, multi-coated, (equivalent with 35mm is 46mm)
- Fully automatic instant re-opening diaphragm; Special Bronica mount, filter thread: 58mm; Focus range: 2-30m +inf; Aperture: f/2.8-f/22
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