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Zenza BRONICA S2, Nikkor-P 2.8/75mm

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Zenza BRONICA S2 (SN: CB75001) medium format camera with Nikkor 75mm f/2.8 lens (SN: 96059). All functions works fine (all speeds working, lens and viewfinder clean, but not tested with film), cosmetically camera and lens looks good for its age. Dark slide is missing, but it’s only necessary for removing the film-minder back from the camera and should be withdrawn after back is attached to the camera.

Quote from review of the camera by photographer Colton Allen:

One camera that continues to inspire me that way is my 1960s Zenza Bronica S2 and its Nikkor-P 75mm f/2.8 lens. The camera aside, the Nikkor-P 75/2.8 is reason enough to pick up one of these cameras. It’s a fantastic lens with fantastic rendering, and is one of the best bargains in medium format optics. The camera is also a great camera and usually a great bargain. Competing with names like Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, the early Bronica cameras developed (whether deserved or not) a reputation for being unreliable, so these cameras can usually be found for a song. As for reliability… I doubt the original Bronica was any less reliable than the original Hasselblad, and the later Bronica S2 and S2a and still very good cameras. They are also beautiful cameras. To me, the Bronica S2 is the Dusenberg of cameras. It’s a symphony of chrome and steel, with a touch of Art Deco design. Everything operates with precision and smoothness. The shutter is nearly the loudest I’ve used, but is actually quite smooth still. The Zenza Bronica story is a fascinating story. If you get a chance, google it and read up on it.

PLAIN FACTS

BrandBronica
ModelS2
Serial CB75001
Year1960s
FeaturesEarly serial number CB75001
Box/Papersno box, no papers

CONDITION REPORT

Working order. Good condition, minor surface scratches and scuffs through the age. Dark slide (only needed to remove filmback) is missing. Original strap.

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