Ricoh RT-550 dual lens 35mm film camera

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The Ricoh RT-550 is a superb dual lens 35mm point and shoot made circa 1988. It features features a 35 mm f3.5 (4 elements/3 groups) and a 70 mm f6.6 (8 elements/6 groups) as its lenses.

The major camera companies like Olympus, Nikon, and of course Ricoh, produced excellent dual lens models in the late 1980s and early 1990s before zoom lens point-and-shoots came to dominate the market. It's a shame they didn't catch on because dual lens designs like this camera generally produce sharper photos than zoom cameras of the same class. 

This camera requires a 6v CR-P2 lithium battery (available as an option). 

Condition notes
The camera with film and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed images at both focal lengths. The camera's aesthetic condition is very good as well (see photos) with the exception of a some LCD bleed on the display (visible in the photo that shows the top of the camera); this doesn't obscure any of the modes in the display.

Example photos
You can see a few photos taken with this model of camera here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ricoh%20rt-550/

Manual
https://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/ricoh_rt-550/ricoh_rt-550.pdf

Specifications

  • Type: 35 mm wide-angle/telephoto switchable lens shutter type with automatic focus.
  • Lens: 35 mm f3.5, 4 elements/3 groups. 70 mm f6.6, 8 elements/6 groups.
  • Focusing: Automatic focusing with pre-focus facility Distance measuring (shooting)
  • Range: 0.9 m - infinity. Distance less than 0.9 m: AF monitor (green LED) blinks and shutter release locks.
  • Shutter: Programmed AE type electronic shutter, 1--1/500 sec.
  • Self Timer: Built-in electronic visual type. Operating delay of approx. 10 sec. Can be combined with continuous shooting mode to shoot two pictures.
  • Viewfinder: albada type bright-fame viewfinder. Adjustable for telephoto and wide-angle by motor.
  • Magnification: 0.70X (at telephoto); 0.38X (at wide-angle).
  • Field of view: 87% (at tale); 84% (at wide).
  • Viewfinder Information: Field of view frame, parallax correction marks, auto focus frame.
  • Exposure Adjustment: With CdS photocell.
  • Exposure coupling range: Telephoto EV6.4--18 (ISO 100), Wide-angle EV3.5--17 (ISO 100).
  • Film Speed Range: ISO 64-3200. Compatible with the DX code system.
  • Film Advance/Rewind: By a built-in motor. Automatic 1st f fame setting. Automatic f ilm rewi nd at end of film.
  • Film Loading: Ricoh auto-load system.
  • Exposure Counter: Additive counts down during film reverse.
  • LCD Display: Film loaded, film advance, exposure counter, film reverse and reverse completion, continuous shooting, battery loaded, battery low warning, flash charging indicator.
  • Built-in Flash: Electronic flash automatically activates in dim light or for backlight compensation.
  • Flash Range: Approx 2.2 m (telephoto), 4.4 m (wide-angle) with ISO 100 film. Exposure adjust ment through flashmatic system.
  • Interval Between Flashes: About 2 seconds.
  • Power Source: 1 lithium 6-volt battery CR-P2
  • Dimensions: 137 (w) x 73.5 (h) x 54 (d) m m.
  • Weight: 300g (without battery)