Tue 22-May-12 04:58 AM | edited Tue 22-May-12 04:58 AM by NikonMark37814
Was looking for a cheap Pentax K mount body to use with a few lenses that were given to me. I ended up buying a Sears KS Auto which must is a rebadged Ricoh KR2s. The camera is pretty cool, it's basically a copy of Nikon's FE with a P screen. It also came with a handy and well built motor winder which I like. The winder is something I thought Nikon should have made since everyone else had them and because I have one on all my Canon bodies. I've got some b&w film ordered so I'll put it through it paces next week. What I'd to know is; anyone familiar with Ricoh? Did you own one or use one and what did you think of their camera bodies and lenses?
I got an Ricoh KR-10X from a friend, with a 50mm f/2 and a sigma 400mm f/5.6. Start shooting with it a TMAX 100 b&w film a couple of days ago. Don't know the results yet, but have been a pleasure to work with it. I downloaded the camera manual. I'm using a lightmeter as well. Let us know what do you think about it.
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Started decades ago with a Ricoh KR-5, OEM 50mm and a Ritz brand 70-200 variable aperture tele. Simplicity at it's best. I do miss those days, but sent the camera off to a good home with a DIY owner when the light seals started to go.
Yes, sir. Indeed there are people out here using a Sears (Tower) KS Super with the Pentax K lens mount. It has a Copal Square focal plane shutter in it with the dead accurate performance that provides. This one was given to me when someone learned that I am still using film. Yes, it is a relatively simple camera, and the manufacturer did anticipate that the person holding the camera would be a participant in the photographic process. There still is something to your taking a photograph, instead of the camera trying to do what it thinks you want to have done in doing most of the work for you. With this camera, exposure and focusing are still as important as composition, framing, and timing. Bring a light meter.
For any problems with the light seals for just about any camera, I suggest contacting Jon Goodman. He was known as "Interslice" on e-Bay.
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Hi mark - I recently purchased 23 or so MF film cameras...half of which I haven't tested with film yet.
I had a Mamiya,a pentax Spotmatic, and a Sears (Ricoh)... I CHOSE THE SEARS !All M42 mount. I have an 18mm,a 28mm,35mm,50mm,7 element 2x,1.5x,Pentax 150mm, and tubes........and shades for all! 18mm kinda has one built in.
Gotta get out there to do a film test ! My 35mm is an f2.0 And I have a 72mm 81c that fits ALL.