Repair to Bronica waist-level finder

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by jimmy74, May 19, 2009.

  1. jimmy74

    jimmy74 Member

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    Hi there doe anybody know where i can get a manual that details how i can repair the waist-level finder of my Bronica SQA.

    It's just a small issue of the magnifier not popping up due to the spring not being installed properly.

    I just don't want to start taking it to bits and cause more of a problem. Thanks in advance

    Jim
     
  2. RJP97

    RJP97 Member

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    Hi, Did you manage to find a fix to this? I am experiencing the same issue.

    Many thanks, Rob
     
  3. John Koehrer

    John Koehrer Subscriber

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    There should be a spring on the hinge pin that's gotten out of place.
    One end goes to the bottom of the magnifier, one to the cover of the finder.
     
  4. paul ron

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    Im not sure about your WLF, but they just about all the same. Id pull the hinge pin, then deal with the springs. You will need a third hand.
     
  5. kirkmacatangay

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    I just fixed one with the same issue. I need tweezers or small needle nose pliers to pull the hinge pin (as far as possible) to the still attached side. In my case the right side. I then lifted the magnifier and slipped the spring arms under. Keeping tension on the spring, I push the magnifier in the closed position and align the hinge holes. Once aligned, I use tweezers and a small flathead screwdriver. Tweezers to align the hinge pin and the screwdriver to push it into place. That should be it. If you are missing the spring, I cannot help with that.

    Kirk