Bronica SQ-Ai 6X6 Medium Format Camera
Built solid, this camera uses 120 and 220 roll
films plus 645, 35 mm, 35 mm Panoramic, and Polaroid
backs. Aperture and metered manual exposures are possible with the optional AE prism finder. Centerweighted or spot metering are available with the SQ-i prism finder.
Bronica also offers waist-level and non meter prism finders. Shutter speeds range from 16-1/500 sec. plus bulb and time exposures. Other features include mirror lockup,
multiple exposures, battery check, and safety locks. 14 Zenzanon -PS lenses with built-in leaf shutters support this camera. They range from a 35 mm fisheye to a 500mm
f-8 telephoto including a recently introduced 110 mm f-4 macro. A 1.4X and 2X converters, motor drives, extension tubes, flash brackets, and grips complete the system.
Based on the earlier SQ-A Series, the SQ-Ai is a medium format single lens reflex camera incorporating original Bronica "system" technology which answers the high
image technique capabilities expected by the professional photographer. Through years of developing medium format single lens reflex cameras, based on the "system
" concept, the SQ-Ai is now the result. The "system" design of the SQ-Ai, which incorporates interchangeable viewfinders, film back, focusing screens and
lenses, allows you to create the best system for your needs.
Bronica SQ_B (Basic) is another 6X6 camera offered by Bronica and is sold in a kit only. The kit includes body, 120 back, 80 mm lens and waist-level finder. Note that the
SQ-I AE prism finder will not function with this camera.