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Sears KS Auto

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Sears KS Auto

The KS Auto was a relabeled Ricoh XR-2s and was sold by Sears from c.1979-81. Introduced a year after the KS 500 and KS 1000, the KS Auto was Sears' third K mount SLR. It was initially bundled with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, and later came standard with a 50mm f/1.7. Both 50s were Ricoh XR Rikenon lenses relabled as Auto Sears.

(from a 1979 Sears catalog):

Exposure System:
Automatic aperture preferred exposure with manual override. CdS cell meter measures light as it passes through the lens.
Powered by two 1.5 volt silver oxide batteries.

Visible information: aperture window, shutter speed scale and speed indicator, exposure meter needle.
Battery check zone. Split image microprism focus. Viewfinder curtain.

Electronically controlled metal focal plane shutter. Speed from 1/1000 to 8 seconds plus Bulb. Flash synchronization up to 1/125 second.

"X" flash terminal and hot shoe
Depth of field preview button
Multiple exposure button
10 second self timer
Available auto winder

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