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REVIEW: Ricoh KR-5



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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-01-28

Ricoh KR-5

Introduced in: 1978


Technical info

Lens mount: Pentax K (PK)
Shutter speeds: 1/500s to 1/8
Light meter: Through the lens, center weighted (ISO 12 - 3200)
Battery: two 1.5v SR44 or one 3v equivalent (Only for the light meter)
Flash: Hot shoe (sync 1/60 sec)
Weight: 535g

Self-timer

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Ricoh KR-5


Viewfinder:

Great size and brightness.

Info:
Exposure meter (match needle)


Shutter type:

Focal plane
Vertical metal blade.

All mechanical.



Build quality:

Very good and solid.
It also have a nice feel to it.









Conclusion:

Nice robust SLR with very good build quality.

Little few shutter speeds for my use but can be more than enough for those that mainly shoot handheld.


Thumbs up:
Build quality and feel

Very reliable
All mechanical and battary is is only for the light meter.
View finder

Thumbs down:

Little noisy


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