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01-29-2016, 06:52 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
By "fully manual" do you merely mean "full manual control only of shutter and aperture", or do you also mean "and will still fire at all speeds if the batteries and/or metering go to hell"?
Yes, KR-5 Super2 will operate at all speeds 1 sec to 1/2000th without batteries.
The batteries provide a "match-the-led" metering with 3 leds +<0>-.
The camera has an iso dial but no EV compensation

I have the MX and the Ricoh on my desk here. The viewfinder size difference is hardly noticable, even with both cameras in hand.
However the MX has a brighter viewfinder.

I got this Ricoh about 20 years ago in a pawn shop in Melbourne and it has done a lot of miles and rolls.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wombat2go Quote
SMC Pentax -M 1:2.8 40 mm
Perfect little lens to travel with, one of my favorites!

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QuoteOriginally posted by wombat2go Quote
Nice collection, Knee.
Is the Ricoh KR-5 Super2 the latest, lightest, smallest, and best fully manual K-mount slr?
I think so.

I am heading out to Australia and Taiwan for 3 weeks .
Last 3 trips I was lucky to be able to carry on a medium format camera and check the clothes etc as baggage.
This trip I have tight connections in Narita and Hong Kong, so it will be carry on only with clothes for 4 days, summer in Australia and winter in Taipei.

So,
Ricoh KR-5 Super2
SMC Pentax -M 1:2.8 40 mm
Vivitar 28mm 1:2.0 MC Close Focus Wide Angle
Pentax AF160 Flash
Kodak C41 iso 400 24 exp-loose
Fuji C41 iso 200 24 exp- loaded.

Camera batteries and flash batteries are all tested and 1,6 V +
The vintage AF160 flash tests in A mode 4 metre with excellent histogram on the Pentax K-01

It all fits in the small "Pentax" soft holster (with the lenses capped).
Less than 1.2 kg total.
Recently there was a pile of snow in Taipei, in the not very high areas.

Watch out for the carry on allowances in Australia. For Occupational Safety reasons all the airlines officially state 7.5kg limit for the carry on (and standard carry on maximum size, not the oversize ones many people take in US), and it is not unusual for them to weight it at the check in counter. If they do that they will probably let you take 10kg and tell you off a little. The other hassle of taking only carry on is it restricts what you can take to fit the security for carry on.

If they let you book the tight connections they must have been longer than the official minimum connection time. In Asia they ground crew seem capable of getting transfers done without problems in the rated minimum time for the airport. (That is unless you have booked with the low cost airlines that do not support through check-in.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wombat2go Quote
I have the MX and the Ricoh on my desk here. The viewfinder size difference is hardly noticable, even with both cameras in hand.
No doubt there are some factors that may influence the differences such as whether or not you wear glasses and lens perspective. How much of an advantage this is also another matter altogether.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
If they let you book the tight connections
Hi Tim, I purchased tickets myself from different carriers. A bit risky I know, but they are both in the Oneworld, so I show up on their databases

QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Perfect little lens to travel with, one of my favorites!
Mine too. It is a good one on the aps-c too.

QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
No doubt there are some factor
Hi Les, over past year I have had interocular lenses ( new "rear cells" ) implanted in my eyes.
What a difference ! I can focus cameras and read vernier calipers again like a 20 year old.

So every viewfinder is A+ for me now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Poirier Quote
This is my Ricoh XR-1s, which I bought in 1979 shortly after I started my first full time photographic job with a small newspaper publisher. The company's gear was junk. I had ambitions, so I decided to use my own gear. . . . I chose the Ricoh because it had a relatively fast motor winder, its Copal Square shutter was good in cold weather, and it was affordable. Used it quite heavily for about 15 years. Between extreme cold and plastic-eating insect repellents a few plastic bits fell off, including the self timer lever. I think the rewind knob is from an ME. The lens came with an MX I bought a few years later. . . The camera has never needed repairs, other than one DIY cleaning of meter switch contacts and light seal replacement. It still works fine. I use it once in a while.
John, what a tribute! That camera certainly is worthy of the great portrait of it you posted.
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Photo with the XR 50mm f/2. It did need a contrast boost though!
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My most loved 35mm film camera is not the MX, not the Super-Program, PZ-1p or the P3 that I tried and owned for a short time. It is with Ricoh xr-p


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After leaving it sitting idle for the last 2.5 years, its mirror is now jamming frequently in a stuck up position. I hope I manage to open up the two mirror pieces and glue them back properly. It will be very sad to see my good friend retiring from action.

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My Ricoh xr7 got it as a replacement for a Mamiya zm which was destroyed, chosen over Yashica fx3 and Pentax me super ,to this day it's never let me down.
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Here's my Ricoh xr7 ,I got it when it first came out in preferences to me super and fx3 and it's never let me down.
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Thanks for the advice boriscleto using a tablet to add info
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My first SLR was a Ricoh KR 5. As basic as it gets, but does the job. I still have it. Also picked up a KR 5 Super at Goodwill for $6 with a 50mm F2 "P" lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by renno61 Quote
My Ricoh xr7 got it as a replacement for a Mamiya zm which was destroyed, chosen over Yashica fx3 and Pentax me super ,to this day it's never let me down.
I carried my original XR7 for many miles of wilderness travel for over 25 years until I managed to damage the lens coupling with a defective lens. That was a sad day, though I kept the body for parts and now have two more replacements Great cameras when new and still an excellent value in traditional K-mount.


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I have two Ricoh XR-m's. I got one in 1990 and one in 1991 in anticipation of a five week family trip out west. Great grip. Neat little flash and reliable.

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