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Sears KS 500

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Sears KS 500

Sears sold the KS 500 from c.1978-81. It was a relabeled Ricoh KR-5 and came bundled with a relabeled Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f/2 lens.
The KS 500 and KS 1000 were introduced at the same time and were the first two K mount SLRs sold by Sears.

Type : 35mm SLR with metal focal plane shutter

Standard Lens : 50mm f/2.0, 5 groups, 6 elements

Lens Mount : Pentax K

Shutter : vertically moving Copal CCS metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 1/8 to 1/500 plus Bulb

Viewfinder : Fixed eye level pentaprism. 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

Exposure Coupling Range : EV 5 - 17 (ASA 100 film with 50mm f/2.0 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.

Film Wind : Single stroke film advance lever with 135 winding angle

Film Rewind : engage film rewind by pressing film rewind button on base of camera

Exposure Counter : additive, automatic resetting

Dimensions (body only) :
Width: 139.9mm (5.50 inch)
Height: 91.3mm (3.59 inch)
Thickness: 48mm (1.89 inch)

Weight (body only): 550g (19.40 oz)

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