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Ricoh XR-10/KR-10X

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Ricoh XR-10/KR-10X
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Description:
Introduced 1984
Type: 35 mm SLR with automatic electronic exposure control focal plane shutter.
Film Format and Frame Size: 35 mm film, 24X36mm
Lens Mount: K Mount
Standard Lens: 50 mm RIKENON f/2.0-P
Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertically moving focal plane shutter, Automatic: 16 sec. to 1/1000 sec. Manual: 16 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (by Quartz Control) B(Bulb)
Self-Timer: Operating delay of approx. 10 seconds. During operation, red LED blinks.
Viewfinder: Field of view covers 93% horizontally and vertically. Magnification: 0.88X(with 50 mm F1.4 standard lens). Display by LCD: Exposure adjustment, Bulb, Manual, Overexposure, Underexposure, Shutter speed indicator, Battery low warning signal, F-stop number, AE lock.
LED indicator: flash ready indicator.
Focusing: Diagonal split-image spot.
Exposure Meter: TTL full open metering for center-weighted average light reading.
Exposure Coupling Range: EV 0--EV 18 (with ISO 100 film, 50 mm F1.4 lens)
Film Speed Range: ISO 12 - 3200
Flash Terminal: X synchro contact
Accessory Shoe: Hot shoe(with Flash Ready Signal Contact)
Exposure Adjustment: Exposure adjustment system (+2 ~ - 2, in 1/3 steps), AE lock system
Film Advance: Single stroke film advance lever, 135 winding angle and 35 stand-off.
Automatic Film Advance: Possible with XR Winder-2 and PG-4 (Power Grip).
Exposure Counter: Additive, automatic resetting.
Film Rewind: Film rewind crank system.
Mirror: Swing back type quick return mirror.



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Location: Pittsford, Michigan
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Review Date: July 10, 2018 I can recommend the Ricoh XR-10/KR-10X: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Simple, straightforward settings,
Cons: LCD match needle, sometimes fails to display on first shot.

This was one of the first used cameras I ever purchased. It is a very simple to use AE + Manual camera, with a great LCD "match needle" display, when it works. I have noticed on my XR-10, XR-7 and Sears KSX Super that on the first shot one or both of the "needles" do not show up in the viewfinder in AE mode. It still takes a proper exposure you just dont know what it is. After the first shot it is fine until you lock the shutter dial or it times out.

This camera is basicly a XR-7 without the double exposure button. And other than that small qurik it is a pleasure to take out and shoot with.
If you can live with that "bug" I would recommend this camera.
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