RICOH KR-5 SUPER

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Robert Farrar, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Hi all,
    I've had a Canon PS G2 for 1 1/2 years now. I'm looking to get a 35mm SLR
    FILM camera in order to learn more.
    Anyone have, know about etc. this camera & associated lenses? A fiend has
    had 1 for 20 some odd years and likes it and is familiar with it - he'll be
    able to help some.
    Mant thanks,
    Robert Farrar
     
    Robert Farrar, Jun 27, 2004
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    Nick Zentena Guest


    I have a KR-10 super, a few XR-Ms and a XR-10M. The cameras can use any K
    mount lens fully. They will use Pentax A lenses but without the program
    modes. The cameras seem fairly well made. The older cameras like the KR-5
    are mostly [totally?] metal. They all use common batteries.

    Go here and read the manual:

    http://www.butkus.org/chinon/kr-5_super/kr-5_super.htm

    If the camera is in good shape it's a fine manual camera. Obviously not
    many of the modern features. If it's not too expensive it'll do fine.

    That assumes you've got one lined up. If you're just looking for a
    Ricoh camera I'd suggest holding out for the XR-M. They aren't selling for
    much more then the older KR bodies. The XR-M will give you basically
    everything but autofocus.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Jun 28, 2004
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  3. Nick,
    Many thanks for the answer and link.
    Question:
    Does the KR-5 Super have depth of field preview (for that matter do the
    others that you mentioned have said feature)? Couldn't tell from the manual
    on-line. If so what button/lever is used to actuate?
    Thanks,
    Robert


     
    Robert Farrar, Jun 28, 2004
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    Nick Zentena Guest


    I don't have the 5 but I don't think so. The XR-M does. The way it seems
    to me Ricoh was making about 1000 different models at any one time. Every
    step up the ladder added one or two functions. Okay maybe not 1000 but sure
    seems like they made many models that are almost 100% the same. All the
    manuals will have a section on DOF. If the section only talks about the lens
    markings then no DOF preview. If OTOH the camera does have DOF preview then
    the manual will mention it in this section.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Jun 28, 2004
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