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Ricoh XR-5 35mm SLR + XR Rikenon 50mm 1:2 lens (serial 50344819)

Ricoh XR-5 35mm SLR + XR Rikenon 50mm 1:2 lens (serial 50344819)

Regular price $125.00 CAD
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The Ricoh XR-5 is a very simple mechanical 35mm from the late 1970s. The included lens is a fast and sharp Rikenon 50mm f2. This camera competed with the Pentax K1000 (and it is compatible with the same K-mount lens) as both cameras are no-nonsense, reliable mechanical cameras with little in the way of frills. 

The XR-5 requires two 357 silver oxide or LR44 alkaline batteries for operation (the 357 are available as an add-on).

Condition notes
The camera and included lens are in very good condition. We confirmed both its shutter speeds and light meter to be accurate. The only minor issue we encountered is that ISO film speeds slower than 50 cannot be set. This is mostly academic as films slower than ISO 50 are extremely uncommon, mostly specialty items. 



  • Camera Type: 35 mm SLR with metal focal plane shutter.
  • Film Format: 24 x 36 mm
  • Film Size and Capacity: 35 mm perforated film in 12, 20, 24 or 36 exposures.
  • Standard Lenses: 55 mm RICONAR f/2.2. 4 groups 4 elements
  • Filter size: 52 mm screw-in type
  • Lens Mount: "K" type bayonet with 65° rotating angle
  • Shutter: Vertically moving Copal CCS metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 1/8 to 1/500 sec. plus B.
  • Viewfinder:
    • Fixed eye-level pentaprism
    • Exposure meter needle and Shutter speed needle visible.
    • Viewing magnification 0.89X (55 mm f/2.2 lens)
    • Field of view covers 93% of actual picture area
    • Focusing: Diagonal Split-image spot in microprism-image band surrounded by Fresnel field
  • Exposure Meter: Two CdS photocells TTL full open metering for center-weighted average light
  • reading coupled to shutter speeds, film speeds and f-stops.
  • Exposure Coupling Range: EV 5.3 - 17 (ASA 100 film with 55 mm f/2.2 lens)
  • Film Speed Range: ASA 12 ~ 3200 (DIN 12 ~ 36)
  • Exposure Meter Power Supply: Two 1.5V silver-oxide batteries (JIS G13, Mallory MS76 Eveready
  • S76 or equivalent).
  • Flash Synchronization: X Synchronization for electronic flash unit at "B" and 1/8 sec. to 1/60 sec.
  • Flash Contact: "X" contact on hot shoe for cordless electronic flash unit
  • Film Loading: Multi-slit easy loading
  • Film Wind: Single stroke film advance lever with 135° winding angle (40° play)
  • Film Rewind: Film rewind crank by pressing film rewind button on base of camera
  • Exposure Counter: Additive, automatic resetting.
  • Other Features:
  • Hot shoe
  • Shutter release lock (with film advance lever)
  • Meter on/off switch (with film advance lever)
  • ASA/DIN dial lock
  • Cable release socket
  • Tripod socket
  • Dimensions: 139.9 (width) x 91.3 (height) x 48.0 (depth) mm (Body only)
  • Weight: 540 9 (Body only)
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