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Ricoh XR7

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Ricoh XR7

Years: 1981 - 1986

Physical Description
Size: 136mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 51mm(D) (Body only)
Weight: 470gm (body only)
Construction: Reinforced polycarbonate top and bottom covers (black only) over cast alloy chassis. Metal back and mount
Similar cameras: Rebranded as Sears KS-2

The XR7 was available body-only, but was usually bundled with one of the following:
  • XR Rikenon 50/2 (6e/5g)
  • XR Rikenon 50/1.7 (multi-coated, 6e/5g)
  • XR Rikenon 50/1.4 (multi-coated, 7e/6g)
Later in its product run, Rikenon-P variants of the above were sometimes used.

Features and Specifications:
  • Standard K-mount (K)
  • Aperture priority exposure automation with metered manual
  • Meter: SPD (single), center-weighted, sensitive from EV 0-18 (ISO 100 with 50/1.4 lens)
  • AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops (1/3 stop increment)
  • Film speeds: ISO 12-3200
  • Vertical travel, electronic metal shutter (Copal)
  • Continuously variable shutter speeds from 16s - 1/1000s in AE mode
  • Manual shutter speeds (battery dependent) from 16s - 1/1000s plus B and X (1/125s)
  • Flash: X sync using dedicated hot shoe or PC socket at manual speeds up to 1/125s, X-mode at 1/125s, and automatically (1/125s) when used with XR-dedicated flash
  • Viewfinder features:
    • 0.88X magnification with 93% coverage
    • Diagonal split-image with microprism ring in Fresnel field
    • Full information display (shutter speed, aperture, over/under (metered manual), EC active, AE lock on, and battery check)
    • Flash ready, with dedicated flash
  • Double exposure feature with lock
  • Battery (2): SR44 or LR44
  • Film advance: Single stroke film wind (135 with 35 standoff), XR Winder 2 supported
  • Electronic self-timer, 10s with light and beep
  • Depth of field preview
  • Battery check
  • Accepts standard threaded cable release
Optional accessories:
  • Soft vinyl case
  • Soft leatherette case
  • XR Winder 2
  • XR Speedlite 180 and 240 flash
  • Viewfinder correction (diopter) adapters

Contemporary Review
November 1981 Popular Photography review on Google Books:;q&f=false

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