Ricoh AF-50 compact 35mm film camera w/ case (serial 90258043)

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The Ricoh AF-50 (also called 'AF-70' and 'Myport Elle') is a high quality and very compact autofocus 35mm point-and-shoot camera from 1985. Ricoh's product archive notes that this was the smallest and lightest camera of its class when released. The camera's Rikenon 35mm f3.5 (4 elements in 3 grounds) lens is sharp and contrast-y.

This camera requires two AA batteries (not included).

Condition notes
The camera was film tested and the photos were sharp and correctly exposed. There was a minor amount of light leakage visible on the sprockets but did not enter the image area (we tested a similar AF-55 at the same time and it behaved the same). All functions are working correctly. The camera is in very good cosmetic condition except that the leatherette trim fell off leaving a soft felt backing (see photos). In our opinion the felt looks nice but check the photos and judge for yourself. The included case is in somewhat worn condition.

Example photos
Here are some photos people have taken with the AF-50 and AF-60 (another nearly identical model):
https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3362882-ricoh-af-50/photos
https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3351328-ricoh-af-60/photos

Manual
https://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/ricoh_af-70/ricoh_af-70.htm

Specs
  • Type: 35mm lens shutter type with automatic focusing
  • Lens: 35mm F3.5 Rikenon lens, 4 elements, 3 groups
  • Focusing: Automatic focusing with pre-focus facility; distance measuring (shooting)
  • range 1m (3.3 ft.) — infinity; distance less than 1m (3.3 ft.): out of focus warning
  • LED blinks
  • Shutter: Programmed AE type electronic shutter, 1/30 — 1/500 sec.
  • Self-Timer: Built-in electronic type. Operating delay of approx. 10 sec.
  • Viewfinder: Albada type bright-frame viewfinder.
  • Magnification 0.47X, Field of view 84%
  • Viewfinder information: Field of View Frame, Parallax Correction Mark, Auto Focus Frame
  • Exposure Adjustment: With Cds photocell, Exposure Coupling Range EV8.6—EV17 (ISO 100)
  • Film Speed Range: ISO 100—1000. Compatible with the DX-code system.
  • Film Advance: Electric motor with Film Transport Monitor. Automatic 1st frame setting.
  • Rewind: Automatic film rewind at the end of film
  • Film Loading: RICOH Auto-Load system
  • Exposure Counter: Additive, automatically resets to zero when the camera back is opened
  • Built-in Flash: Automatic pop-up electronic flash in dim light
  • Guide Number: 10m(ISO 100). Exposure adjustment through flashmatic system
  • Interval Between Flashes: About 7 seconds
  • Number of Shots Possible: With new alkaline batteries (under normal temperature of 20°C) without using the flash unit: more than 70 rolls of 36 exposure film; when using the flash unit repeatedly; more than 7 rolls of 36 exposure film
  • Power Source: 2 AA alkaline batteries or 2 AA manganese batteries (Nickel Cadmium batteries cannot be used).
  • Other Features: Flash Ready Light, Film Loaded Window, AF Monitoring Lamp
  • Dimensions: 118mm(W) x 66mm(H) x 45mm(D)
  • Weight: 235g (without batteries)