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Sears KS Super

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Sears KS Super

1982, a modified version of the Ricoh XR-6, max shutter speed 1/500th vs 1/1000 for the Ricoh model

TYPE: 35 mm SLR with focal plane shutter and automatic electronic exposure control.

FILM FORMAT AND SIZE OF FRAME: 35 mm film- 24 x 36 mm

LENS MOUNT: "K" mount

STANDARD LENSES: 50 mm AUTO Sears f/2.0

SHUTTER: Vertically moving electronically-controlled metal focal plane shutter with speeds
from 1 to 1/500 sec. (auto), B. X.

SELF TIMER Operating delay of approx. 10 sees. Operation indicated by red LED light.

VIEWFINDER Field of view 90% vertically and horizontally. Viewing magnification 0.88X
(with standard 50 mm f/1.4 lens)

INDICATIONS IN THE VIEWFINDER: Overexposure, correct exposure, underexposure, camera-shake warning, dedicated flash ready.

FOCUSING: Split-image spot in microprism band

EXPOSURE METER: TTL full open metering for center-weighted average light reading with
automatic exposure coupled to f stops.

EXPOSURE COUPLING RANGE: EV 5 - 17 (ASA 100 film with standard 50 mm f/1.4 lens)



ACCESSORY SHOE: Hot shoe (with dedicated flash ready signal contact) and flash synchro terminal.

EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT: Exposure adjustment system (+2 to -2 in 1/3 steps)

FILM ADVANCE: Single stroke film advance lever with 135 degree winding angle (35degree stand-off) Automatic advance possible by mounting Sears, Auto winder #7356.

EXPOSURE COUNTER: Additive, automatic resetting

FILM REWIND: By film rewind crank system

MIRROR: Quick return mirror

BACK COVER OPENING SYSTEM: Hinged cover, opened by pulling up Film Rewind Knob.

POWER SOURCE: One CR-1 /3N 3V Lithium battery
Two SR-44 1.55V Silver Oxide batteries or two LR-44 Alkaline

DIMENSIONS: 136(W) x 86(H) x 50(D) mm (Body only) (5.4" x3.4" x 2.0" )

WEIGHT (B0DY AND LENS) 21.10 0z.

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Review Date: July 10, 2018 I can recommend the Sears KS Super: Yes | Price: $70.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Simple, rugged
Cons: Simple, no manual mode max speed 1/500

You always hold a special place in your heart for your first "real" camera. On a Michigan State Freshman budget in 1984 this was a steal at 69.95 with a 50mm and 135mm on the clearance rack at Sears.

It was rugged and simple to use, learn one thing at a time, AP setting and Depth of Field What is a shutter speed wheel on better cameras you have L, A, X and B. There is no manual mode, but heck, I was coming from a Kodak Disc 4000.

It got me wanting to take pictures and that was what was important. For those versed only in Pentax, this camera was simular to the MV1

Because of this camera, I saved up money from my Job cleaning Onion Fly cages in an Entomology Lab to buy my first KR-30sp which lasted me from my Senior year, to my year at Camp Kasey Korea in 1994.
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