Old Film Ricoh SLR Camera

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Jack Glidden, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Jack Glidden

    Jack Glidden Guest

    Hi all,

    I know this is digital, but since I hope that you can help me.

    I have an old Ricoh SLR camera with 2 lenses. This was made way before
    things became automated so all functions are manual. Is this worth anything
    to anyone? I am guessing it would be more of a collector item because of
    its age and unknown working condition. Moving stuff out to make room and
    pay for DSLR.

    Thanks all..
    Jack Glidden, Jul 27, 2007
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    contaxman Guest

    Its probably not worth too much but check eBay for prices typing in
    the make and model number in the search field and check off "Completed
    listings" (or "Completed Items/auctions") on one of the tick boxes on
    the side of the page. Even old automated film cameras don't go for
    much (depending on make and model). If you plant to stay in the K-
    mount (Pentax/Samsung) for digital you may at least want to hold onto
    the lenses to use on your DSLR. Also if your DSLR goes on the fritz,
    having a film body with 2 lenses as backup is better than having
    nothing at all to shoot pictures with.

    Hope this helps :)
    contaxman, Jul 27, 2007
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    You might post to rec.photo.equipment.35mm.

    You might also be able to use Ricoh K-mount lenses with Pentax DSLRs.
    There are some important caveats, whoever, since some Ricoh lenses have
    extra bits on the mount that can get jammed in the camera body, causing
    it to get stuck in a position that's neither mounted nor removable.
    Paul Mitchum, Jul 27, 2007
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    Tom G Guest

    I would think that a Ricoh SLR old enough to be "all manual" would use the
    old Pentax screw mount lense rather than the more recent K mount.

    Tom G.
    Tom G, Jul 28, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    You are probably better off selling the lenses on Ebay as they can be
    used with adapters on various digitals.
    To give you an idea of how worthless old film cameras are, I bought a
    camera body and a lens (because I wanted the lens) cheaper than two
    other lens-only auctions running at the same time!
    RichA, Jul 28, 2007
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