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Ricoh XR-X 35mm SLR + Rikenon P 1:2 50mm lens

Ricoh XR-X 35mm SLR + Rikenon P 1:2 50mm lens

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The Ricoh XR-X (called the XR-M in some countries) is a high-end manual focus 35mm SLR from the late 80s. Surely one of the most advanced manual focus cameras ever made, this camera was subject to a glowing review/lab test in the January 1988 Popular Photography (read it here).

The XR-X is compatible with Pentax K-mount lenses. When used with Rikenon P-type lenses (like the included  50mm f2), you gain access to program autoexposure modes. With other K-mount lenses you can still use aperture-priority autoexposure or manual exposure modes. 

One unique feature of this camera is its dedicated 'TV mode' designed for photographing television sets or computer monitors. This could be useful for documenting video art.  

The XR-X requires four AA batteries (not included).

Condition notes
The camera and included lens are in very good condition (see photos). We verified the camera's film plane focus accuracy; we confirmed its very good shutter speed and autoexposure accuracy.


Manual
https://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/xr-m/xr-m.pdf

Specs 

  • Type: 35mm SLR with focal plane shutter and automatic electronic exposure control 
  • Photographic Modes: Multi-program automatic exposure mode, aperture-priority automatic exposure mode, shutter bias automatic exposure mode, TV mode, TTL auto flash mode and manual mode 
  • Film Format: 35mm film, 24 x 36mm Lens Mount: Ricoh system R-K mount 
  • Shutter: Electrically controlled, vertically moving focal plane shutter
    • Automatic: 30 sec. to 1/2000 sec.
    • Manual: 16 sec. to 1/2000 sec. TV B - selectable operating time from 1 sec. to one hour 
  • Self Timer: Operating time:
    • 1. 10 seconds
    • 2. 0 seconds - shutter release with left hand
    • 3. Selectable - from 1 sec. to one hour with blinking LED and audible signal 
  • Interval Timer: Photography at regular intervals. Selectable interval time from 1 sec.. to one hour Viewfinder: Field of view covers 91% horizontally and vertically
  • Magnification: 0.80X (with 50mm F1.4 standard lens) 
  • Viewfinder Display: AE lock, exposure compensation, fill flash mode, auto back light control mode, spot metering mode, average metering mode, underexposure mark, shutter speed indicator, long time exposure, manual, aperture-priority, P mode, TV mode, overexposure mark, remaining frame, programmed f-stop number, flash ready indicator and correct auto flash indicator 
  • Focusing: Diagonal split-image spot in microprism band
  • Focusing Screen: Interchangeable screens are available optionally
  • Exposure Metering System: Three selectable TTL full open metering systems 
    • 1. Center-weighted average metering
    • 2. Auto backlight control metering
    • 3. Spot area metering 
  • Exposure Coupling Range: EV 0 -18 (with ISO 100 film, 50mm F1.4 standard lens) Flash Terminal: X synchro contact on the hot shoe, and synchro socket for Speedlite PX Flash Modes: Full AE TTL metering with Speedlite 300P, 260P and PX
    • 1. Program flash AE
    • 2. Aperture-priority flash AE
    • 3. Shutter bias flash AE (except 260P)
    • 4. Program fill flash AE (except 260P)
    • 5. Multiple flash AE And
    • 6. Manual Flash 
  • Exposure Compensation: Exposure adjustment system (+ 4 to - 4 in 1/3 increments) Film Loading: Ricoh Auto-Load system. Automatic 1st frame setting 
  • Film Advance: Automatic with a built-in motor. Two selectable modes; S (single) and C (continuous approx. 3 fps) 
  • Film Rewind: Automatic reverse at the end of film. Manual rewind is possible Program Preview Button: Electronic program preview button is provided Remote Control: Remote control socket is provided
  • Back Cover: Removable 
  • LCD Display: P mode, P mode indicator, TV mode, film loaded, film advance, film taken up onto film take-up spool, exposure counter, film reverse, film reverse completion, exposure compensation mark, interval mode, ISO, number of exposures of film (when DX film is used), DX, shutter speed, film speed, selected exposure compensation, selected time 
  • (self-timer, bulb, interval), film advance mode (S/C), battery indication (good, alarm, low and low for flash) 
  • Power Source: Four AA batteries. AAA battery holder (4 x AAA batteries) is available optionally Dimensions: 151 (W) x 91 (H) x 51 (D) mm (5.9" x 3.6" x 2.0") (with AA battery holder)
  • Weight: 510g (18.0 oz) (body only with AA battery holder

 

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