Another well built, no-nonsense and under-estimated camera. Solid and heavy body, good speeds selection: B to 1000 to auto, metal curtain and K-mount, ready for a power winder. Nothing more to ask for an entry-level camera. It seems to share the body with the KR-5. Similar to the KR-5 it takes to pull the winding handle past the red dot, to fire the shutter. In addition to the speeds offered on the KR-5, there is an auto mode and an X mode used to shoot without batteries. The red light in front was eliminated but its housing is still there. As with the other Ricoh cameras, there is a blank nameplate on the prism, assumingly where rebrands can be marked.
Also offered under CR-10, XR-1000S, A-100.
|AKA||CR-10, XR-1000S, A-100|
|Mode||Auto / manual|
|Weight, gr, W/O lens||550|
|Filter size||52 mm|
|Lens mount||K mount|
|Aperture||1,7 – 16|
|shutter||Focal plain vertical metal|
|Light meter||TTL, manual override|
|Other||Power winder ready|