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10-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Ricoh XR-7M II

Is it 'legal' to ask about a Ricoh in this forum?

If so, anyone familiar with this model?

Specifically, is it KA mount?

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10-24-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with this particular body, though to the best of my knowledge there was no M II version of the XR7 (Edit: See additional comments below). I can tell you without reservation that the body is not K-A mount. Ricoh did not support the A contacts on any of their camera bodies.

My XR7 was made in the early 1980s. It was marketed in direct competition with the Pentax ME Super and has a similar feature set. It is my favorite film camera body and I can recommend it without reservations to anyone wanting a full-featured aperture priority camera.

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I just sold my XR-7 due to an over-abundance of camera bodies, but I would recommend it highly. No A contacts, but it has an aperture priority mode that works with K and M lenses, as well as with taks on an adapter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by scottax1 Quote
Is it 'legal' to ask about a Ricoh in this forum?
Well, I can't tell anything about the Ricoh, but the Gestapo will be along shortly to move your thread...

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Looks like a Cosina to me. These translations are always good for a laugh: Ricoh XR7MII

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Looks like a Cosina to me. These translations are always good for a laugh: Ricoh XR7MII

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Thanks for digging this one up Chris. My initial Google search turned up nothing. It does look like a Cosina. I did a little deeper dig for myself and found that the Mk II was made in the mid-to-late 1990s, had a cast aluminum chassis, supported Av and manual modes, and cost of about $250 USD new. It looks like a pretty nice little camera, though the feature set is more limited than the original version. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any manuals or literature.

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