Skip to product information
1 of 9

Ricoh XR-500 35mm SLR w/50mm f1.7 lens and ever-ready case

Ricoh XR-500 35mm SLR w/50mm f1.7 lens and ever-ready case

Regular price $140.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $140.00 CAD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The Ricoh XR-500 (called the KR-5 in some countries) is a simple 35mm SLR from the late 1970s. The included lens is a fast and sharp Auto Sears MC 50mm f1.7 (which was actually made by Ricoh). The camera uses the same lens mount (K-mount) as Pentax cameras like the K1000 and ME and it's a good alternative to these better known cameras. 

This camera requires two 357 silver oxide batteries for operation (optional).

Condition notes
The camera and included lens are in very good condition. We tested this camera and lens combo with film and it delivered correctly exposed and sharp images. The only noteworthy flaw is that the viewfinder is somewhat dusty (this doesn't affect photos). We confirmed its shutter speeds to be accurate with a shutter tester. The original ever-ready case is included (in somewhat worn but very usable condition, see photos).



  • 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)
View full details