At that time, the S2A marking after the serial numbere was dropped. New series S2A cameras without the S2A marking start with body number 150037. Wonderful, vastly under-rated Japanese 2 1/4 SLR. The 1959 Bronica was Japan's answer to the Hasselblad, and a great answer it was, too. After careful examination of both period cameras. Serial numbers are visible on the back edge of the body, after you remove the back. Later Bronicas had the top speed. NOTE: Bronica 'C' models sold in the Japan Domestic Market had a top speed of 1/500 second. Export models had a 1/1000 second top speed. There is no other difference in the cameras. Bronica S2 The Bronica S2 followed the S in 1966 and incorporated a number of new features. The primary change was the switch to a removable helical type focusing mount.
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Advertising of the Zenza Bronica D in a magazine in September 1959 (昭和34年9月) as “The Rolls-Royce of Cameras” At around 1960, a man the Americans called “Mr. Zenza” came to the USA and had lunch with, the former well-known publisher of Modern Photography and Popular Photography magazines in the United States and one of the most respected and influential figures in the history of the camera industry. Keppler, who passed away in 2008, was a driving force behind the success of the Japanese camera industry.
Zenza was in America to sell his camera, the Zenza Bronica. It was to become a widely used camera family, not least by recording millions of weddings shot on medium format film. A set of Bronica gas lighters Zenzaburo Yoshino was born in 1911 as the third son of a prosperous rice dealer, which even at that time had over 150 employees. Yoshino initially continued his family’s rice business.
However, in the aftermath of WW II and the resulting US occupational forces’ rice rationing and control over rice distribution he was keen to expand and diversify the business into new areas. Why he got interested in cameras is not clear, but he was known to enjoy a stroll over and looking at the various camera stores there. Being from a wealthy family he was certainly in a position to afford the expensive hobby of photography. Yoshino began to be known as a real camera mania, an obsessive photo enthusiast. He admired, the Swedish inventor and photographer, known for developing the modular Hasselblad 6×6 cm medium format camera. In 1946, Yoshino opened a used camera store called 新光堂写真機店 — Shinkoudou Shashinki-ten in, the ward of Chiyoda in Tokyo.
Despite the hard times of the post-war era, many still affluent Japanese would sell off their cameras to buy the latest models. The shop was a viable business and prospering. Nonetheless Yoshino grew tired of simply buying and selling cameras. Thus behind the shop’s premises the 新光堂製作所 — Shinkoudou Manufacturing workshop was established in 1947, with the primary intention to design and manufacture cameras. They failed to do so, but to improve their skill and workmanship the workshop started producing delicate fashion accessories made of metal, such as metal cigarette cases, brooches, lighters and women’s compacts (portable beauty accessory with powder and mirror). In 1952 Yoshino wanted to try building a camera once more but realised that a better workshop was needed.
Bronica Shinkoudou Manufacturing Ltd in Kami-Itabashi in 1954 The actual birthplace of Bronica was an old Japanese-style building in Kami-Itabashi in ward in northern Tokyo, a district known for its numerous small manufacturing operations. Zenzaburo Yoshino was a child of the Meiji era and was content with a modest and simple factory.
It even served as a home for the Yoshino family, including their two children aged two at the time and a maid, on the first floor and the machinery, reception and delivery areas on the ground floor. The division of the house was not too dissimilar from his earlier experience of running the rice store.
Zenzaburo Yoshino’s business card from around 1952 with the Kami-Itabashi address The accessory business blossomed and a large proportion of the company’s income was re-invested into the development of a camera. Yoshino was not a trained camera designer, but he had a dream and two common Japanese personality traits: persistency and tenacity. It took eight years to finalise the design and build the camera, which he named Zenza Bronica – the name being partly derived from his name Zenzaburo and the Japanese term for 120 medium format sized film, buroni ().
Originally that first camera that went on sale in 1959 was simply called Zenza Bronica and later renamed Zenza Bronica type D (Deluxe) and the follow on model type S (Standard). The Bronica D was the Japanese answer to the Hasselblad and in several ways outclassed the Swedish offerings. Hello, I would like to make a remark if I may. The picture you have is a Bronica Z and NOT a Bronica D. Differences of a Z against a D are very few: a. Serial Number CB19XXX b.
Grey focusing and winding knob c. X Syncro mark between 30 and 60 Speeds. There were very few differences between the “Z” and the”D”. Most of the changes were internal for the purpose of improving the durability of the gears, which failed prematurely on the “Z” bodies. Aside from the position of the “X” on the speed dial, and the grey winding knob cover, they are identical on the outside.